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Whether you join for the subscription of the Hennepin History magazine, free admission to our galleries and research library, or you enjoy being the first to know about our monthly events—we are glad to have you as a member! Our members help uphold the mission of the museum to collect, preserve, and share the diverse history and stories of Hennepin County.  

Since 1938, the members of Hennepin History Museum have supported and shared the work of the museum with our greater Hennepin County communities. Made up of history enthusiasts, historians and academics, former and current county employees, civic leaders and elected officials, our community of nearly 500 members is at the very heart of this organization.  

We have made some changes to our membership levels and are excited to launch new member events this year. Consider increasing your current membership level and your engagement with the museum through our member benefits.  

All our membership levels include free admission to the museum, discounts on select programs and events, and the annual subscription to the Hennepin History magazine. Discover the level that is right for you!  

Basic Memberships

$40 Student/Senior Individual 

  • Free admission for a student or senior individual 
  • 10% discount in the Museum store 
  • Invitations to events 
  • Discounts on select programs and classes 
  • Hennepin History magazine subscription

$50 Individual

  • Free admission for an individual 
  • 10% discount in the Museum store 
  • Invitations to events 
  • Discounts on select programs and classes 
  • Hennepin History magazine subscription 

$60 Senior Household 

  • Free admission for a senior household or senior individual with guest 
  • 10% discount in the Museum store 
  • Invitations to events 
  • Discounts on select programs and classes 
  • Hennepin History magazine subscription 

$75 Household 

  • Free admission for a household or individual with guest 
  • 10% discount in the Museum store 
  • Invitations to events 
  • Discounts on select programs and classes 
  • Hennepin History magazine subscription 

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. Contributing members receive opportunities to connect and learn through additional member events and experiences.  

$150 Supporter 

  • All benefits of a basic Household membership plus: 
  • Recognition in Hennepin History magazine and annual report 
  • Four museum admission passes to share 

$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

Our Hiawatha Circle is Hennepin History Museum’s group of supporters whose contributions start at $1,000. Hiawatha Circle members believe in the museum’s core mission to share and preserve the history of Hennepin County, and provide critical support for the expanded reach of our collections, exhibits and programs.   

Click here to learn more about the Hiawatha Circle and benefit opportunities, please contact Seth Goodspeed at 612-870-1329 or email membership@hennepinhistory.org.  

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