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A Raucous Ramble Around Minnehaha Falls

2021-08-25T15:46:14-05:00

The lost history of Minnehaha Falls includes dance halls, secret saloons, wild behavior, lawsuits and whiskey. Join historian Karen Cooper for a 1 mile walk as she tours the places in Minnehaha Park where all this mayhem occurred a hundred years ago. [...]

A Raucous Ramble Around Minnehaha Falls2021-08-25T15:46:14-05:00

A Raucous Ramble Around Minnehaha Falls

2021-08-05T19:19:57-05:00

The lost history of Minnehaha Falls includes dance halls, secret saloons, wild behavior, lawsuits and whiskey. Join historian Karen Cooper for a 1 mile walk as she tours the places in Minnehaha Park where all this mayhem occurred a hundred years ago. [...]

A Raucous Ramble Around Minnehaha Falls2021-08-05T19:19:57-05:00

A Raucous Ramble Around Minnehaha Falls

2021-07-01T23:26:57-05:00

The lost history of Minnehaha Falls includes dance halls, secret saloons, wild behavior, lawsuits and whiskey. Join historian Karen Cooper for a 1 mile walk as she tours the places in Minnehaha Park where all this mayhem occurred a hundred years ago. [...]

A Raucous Ramble Around Minnehaha Falls2021-07-01T23:26:57-05:00

A Raucous Ramble Around Minnehaha Falls

2021-07-01T23:27:02-05:00

The lost history of Minnehaha Falls includes dance halls, secret saloons, wild behavior, lawsuits and whiskey. Join historian Karen Cooper for a 1 mile walk as she tours the places in Minnehaha Park where all this mayhem occurred a hundred years ago. [...]

A Raucous Ramble Around Minnehaha Falls2021-07-01T23:27:02-05:00

The Invention of the Damper Flapper and the Birth of Honeywell

2021-04-15T16:23:52-05:00

This thermostat and motor belonged to a device called a thermo-electric damper-regulator and alarm, otherwise known as a "damper flapper." It was the predecessor of the modern thermostat and established the technology that laid the foundation for the automated control industry. Honeywell, [...]

The Invention of the Damper Flapper and the Birth of Honeywell2021-04-15T16:23:52-05:00

Tonka: The Toy Truck from Mound

2021-04-15T16:25:06-05:00

This backhoe was manufactured by a company established in Hennepin County whose name is derived from the Dakota word for "big" and inspired by a nearby lake. That company is Tonka, and its birthplace was in Mound. Tonka became well known for [...]

Tonka: The Toy Truck from Mound2021-04-15T16:25:06-05:00

Nordic Ware’s Bundt Pan

2021-04-15T16:30:49-05:00

Nordic Ware boasts a long history of innovative engineering and manufacturing of cookware. Their most famous product is undoubtably the Bundt pan. Today more than 70 million American households have one of these iconic pans in their kitchens. Despite producing a wide [...]

Nordic Ware’s Bundt Pan2021-04-15T16:30:49-05:00

Minneapolis-Moline Goes to Washington

2021-04-15T16:40:33-05:00

While Hennepin History Museum doesn't have the space to collect tractors, that doesn't stop us from collecting tractor history. And even the briefest survey of tractor history will unearth the name Minneapolis-Moline. The 1918 tractor shown here was originally used on a [...]

Minneapolis-Moline Goes to Washington2021-04-15T16:40:33-05:00
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