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POSTPONED – A Public History of 35W: Virtual Story Share

2020-05-28T18:05:00+00:00

EVENT POSTPONED: A Public History of 35W has postponed this Virtual Story Share in response to the recent events taking place in Minneapolis in response to the death of community member George Floyd. More information will be available in the coming weeks [...]

POSTPONED – A Public History of 35W: Virtual Story Share2020-05-28T18:05:00+00:00

Hayward and Effie McKerson

2019-01-15T19:24:15+00:00

Archival donations come to the museum through a variety of sources. This past spring the archive received a donation from Walker Methodist Care Center. Dr. Hayward McKerson had passed away in December 2017 and with no known surviving family members, the care center reached out to the archive to see if [...]

Hayward and Effie McKerson2019-01-15T19:24:15+00:00

Mu-So Choral Club

2017-09-06T10:24:56+00:00

The Mu-So Choral Club, a Minneapolis-based choir of approximately 40 African American singers, depending on the year, was formed in 1917 and remained active through the 1920s. Members were drawn primarily from local church choirs, and the group was often considered to feature [...]

Mu-So Choral Club2017-09-06T10:24:56+00:00

From the Archives: 25th U.S. Infantry at Fort Snelling

2017-06-28T11:33:02+00:00

Many people today have heard of the famous African American Buffalo Soldiers, but did you know that the Buffalo Soldiers were based here in Minnesota during the 1880s? This photograph, part of Hennepin History Museum's archival collection, shows a group of men [...]

From the Archives: 25th U.S. Infantry at Fort Snelling2017-06-28T11:33:02+00:00

Maggie Yancey’s 1881 Geology Book

2017-03-06T14:50:07+00:00

In the late 1800s, Hennepin County was home to a population of African Americans who had moved north to find opportunity after the Civil War, along with those who had escaped slavery via the Underground Railroad. While many traveled north to Canada, [...]

Maggie Yancey’s 1881 Geology Book2017-03-06T14:50:07+00:00