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Housing Discrimination & the “Freeway Families”


When South Minneapolis residents lost their homes to 35W, where could they go? Join Heidi Adelsman, Jacob Noble, and Denise Pike of A Public History of 35W as they explore themes around housing discrimination and displacement.

Housing Discrimination & the “Freeway Families”2020-10-07T16:05:57+00:00

From the Magazine: TilsenBilt Homes


Desegregating South Minneapolis Housing: Tilsenbilt Homes of 1954 by H. Lynn Adelsman This article was originally published in Hennepin History Magazine, Spring 2005, Vol. 64, No. 2 In 1952 Camille Keller bought a home on 43rd Street and Third [...]

From the Magazine: TilsenBilt Homes2020-10-27T13:14:10+00:00

Les Amis d’Escoffier Dinner at the Hotel Radisson


Hungry? This souvenir plate commemorates the 1957 menu for the annual Friends of Escoffier dinner. The banquet was one of the highlights of the Twin Cities’ gastronomic calendars, and provided an opportunity for the host hotel – in this case, the Hotel [...]

Les Amis d’Escoffier Dinner at the Hotel Radisson2018-02-13T09:29:14+00:00

A Large Coffee, Please


This monumental coffee pot shaped coffee grinder is crafted of cast iron and aluminum. It was manufactured by the American Duplex Company of Louisville Kentucky. The grinder offers several features or settings for achieving the desired grind, and ultimately, the perfect cup [...]

A Large Coffee, Please2018-01-02T12:37:01+00:00

Uptown Girl


In the summer of 1955, the life of a "summertime shop girl from Uptown" was changed forever. Judy Penney, a 19-year old language student at the University of Minnesota and a retail clerk at the Purple Door gift shop (then located at [...]

Uptown Girl2017-07-01T14:52:33+00:00

From the Collection: Soapbox Derby Car


This Soap Box Derby car is called “Tinker Toy,” and was the winning Soap Box Derby car in 1959. It went on to compete in the All American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio. The car was built by the Minneapolis Jaycees, [...]

From the Collection: Soapbox Derby Car2017-01-12T23:15:28+00:00

Bob Dylan Sat Here


  By Heather Hoagland, HHM Collections Manager Bob Dylan's Chair In 1959, a 19-year-old University of Minnesota student finally got his first gigs playing his guitar and singing the tunes he wrote himself—and for which he would later win a Nobel Prize [...]

Bob Dylan Sat Here2016-12-06T15:34:33+00:00

Object of the Week: Dowling School Chair


By Heather Hoagland, HHM Collections Manager This chair was made to suit the special needs of a disabled child who attended the Dowling School in Minneapolis. While we don't know what those needs were, the desk lifts on a hinge and the [...]

Object of the Week: Dowling School Chair2016-11-13T19:15:57+00:00

Photo of the Week: Elmo Apartments, Hopkins


Hopkins, like the rest of the Twin Cities, changed dramatically in the decade following the conclusion of World War II. In addition to the many new single family homes built in this period, the city's first rental apartments were constructed. The Elmo [...]

Photo of the Week: Elmo Apartments, Hopkins2016-03-22T14:56:00+00:00
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