Lyn-Lake Street Art Walking Tour


Street art and graffiti has become more common and visible throughout the Twin Cities in the past two years. Public art projects such as the LynLake Street Art Series and the George Floyd Global Memorial have brought more visibility to street art [...]

Lyn-Lake Street Art Walking Tour2022-06-03T17:02:34-05:00

The History of Handicrafts in the Great Minnesota Get-Together and How Changing Attitudes Have Shaped the Fair 


August 22, 2018 This intricate model stage coach made of metal and fabric was entered into the State Fair Craft Show in 1971. According to the ribbon still attached to one side, it won 4th place. An adhesive label on the same side indicates this is a model of [...]

The History of Handicrafts in the Great Minnesota Get-Together and How Changing Attitudes Have Shaped the Fair 2023-08-19T16:39:16-05:00

Mahala Fisk Pillsbury’s Inauguration Gown


January 18, 2017 On a cold day in January 1876, Mahala Fisk Pillsbury of Minneapolis, a prominent community member and philanthropist, took on a new title: Minnesota’s First Lady. Her husband of twenty years, businessman John Sargent Pillsbury, had just been [...]

Mahala Fisk Pillsbury’s Inauguration Gown2023-08-19T12:22:36-05:00

Finding Family at HHM


January 13, 2017 We love stories like this! Last week, Thomas P. came to HHM docent Shari Albers' Fireside Chat about our historic Washburn Fair Oaks neighborhood and enjoyed the program so much he decided to become a member. He loves art [...]

Finding Family at HHM2023-08-19T12:17:33-05:00

Bust of Thomas Chan by Helen Zesbaugh


January 3, 2017 Written by former HHM volunteer Mara Taft. Original research and article by Bruce N. Wright, and published in Hennepin History, Fall 2000. Helen A. Zesbaugh, an artist and author associated with an art gallery in Minneapolis, created this [...]

Bust of Thomas Chan by Helen Zesbaugh2023-08-19T12:15:03-05:00

Frances Cranmer Greenman


Frances Cranmer Greenman, Emma Cranmer, 1933Graphite on Paper27” x 20” August 23, 2016 Hennepin History Museum has an extensive portrait collection. In some cases, it's the subject who has the most fascinating story, other times it's the artist, and [...]

Frances Cranmer Greenman2023-08-19T12:04:57-05:00
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