Member Benefits

Basic Memberships

Our members have been the foundation of the museum since our founding in 1938. Members support the work of the museum and allow our exhibits and programs to be open and accessible to the public. Join with a Basic Membership today!

All Basic Memberships will receive: 

  • Subscription to Hennepin History magazine
  • 10% discount in the Museum store
  • Invitations to events
  • Discounts on select programs and classes

$40 Student/Senior Individual
$50 Individual
$60 Senior Household
$75 Household

Contributing Memberships

Hennepin History Museum relies on the combination of both member and donor support. Our contributing members go above and beyond their basic membership to support the growing work of the museum. Show your support as a Contributing Member today!

$150 Supporter  

  • All benefits of a Basic Membership plus:
  • Recognition in Hennepin History magazine and annual report
  • Invitations to Contributing Member events

$300 Sustainer  

  • All benefits of a Supporter Membership plus:
  • Invitations to curated Fireside Chat event series

$500 Patron 

  • All benefits of a Sustainer Membership plus:
  • Gift event invitations to share for select member events and public programs

Hiawatha Circle

The Hiawatha Circle recognizes individual, corporate, foundation, and government support of Hennepin History Museum at the $1,000 level and above. We thank the following supporters for their generosity. Click here to learn more.

Individual Support

$10,000 and above 
Karen Cooper • Caroline C Dunn • Estate of George G Healy • John & Janet Watson

 $5,000 and above 
Jacqueline R deVries & Timothy Jones • Margaret Meier • Estate of Mary Alice Kopf

 $1,000 and above 
Rolf T Anderson • Charles & Allison Ballentine • Bruce Bruemmer • Richard & Darlene Carroll • John Crippen & Sheila Stuhlman • Edward & Karayn Cunnington • William & Charlotte Davnie • Rosella & James DePietro • Ruth Drolsum • Karen Faster • Robert & Sylvia Fine • Debbie Goettel & TorOve Leiknes • Susan & Alton Goodspeed • Shawn Hartfeldt • Richard & Sandra Heinrich • William & Cheryl Hogle • Kim Jeppesen & Jeff Strand • Layne M Johnson • Miriam & Erwin Kelen • Carole J Larson • Amy & Mark Lucas • Jennifer Lundblad & Eric Emmette • Michael & Elizabeth MacDonald • Sandra Morris • Rebecca Planer • Judy Schwartau • Charles Test • Becky Timm • Eleanor & Fred Winston • Glenn & Teri Woythaler • Kristina Youso

Corporate, Foundation, and Government Support

$10,000 and above 
Hennepin County • Minnesota Historical Society

$5,000 and above 
GHR Foundation • North Bay Development LLC • S P Andersch Trust

$1,000 and above 
Best & Flanagan LLP • Bullis Insurance Agency LLC • Charles B Sweatt Foundation • The Head Family Foundation • The Nash Foundation • Open Door Foundation

This list acknowledges Hiawatha Circle support received between January 1 and December 31, 2021. We do our best to ensure that all donor listings are current and correct. To update your listing, please contact us at 612-870-1329 or