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A Raucous Ramble Around Minnehaha Falls

2020-09-15T20:22:20+00:00

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 Falls2020-09-15T20:22:20+00:00

A Raucous Ramble Around Minnehaha Falls

2020-09-15T20:23:39+00:00

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 Falls2020-09-15T20:23:39+00:00

Flour Power: Party Edition

2020-06-17T21:57:38+00:00

At 7:30 in the morning, more than 1700 milling employees and their family, friends, and supporters, gathered in Minneapolis, picnics in hand, to board special trains that would carry them to Lake Minnetonka for the fourth annual Head Millers' Association picnic. The [...]

Flour Power: Party Edition2020-06-17T21:57:38+00:00

Hennepin County Fair Flashback

2018-06-12T12:27:58+00:00

County fairs have been part of the Minnesota experience for generations, and Hennepin County is no exception. This ribbon comes from the 1930 Hennepin County Fair, and is one of many ribbons in Hennepin History Museum's County Fair Collection. "Outside the city [...]

Hennepin County Fair Flashback2018-06-12T12:27:58+00:00

Mike Hogan’s Aqua Jester Trunk

2017-05-08T04:09:21+00:00

Above: Aqua Jester Mike Hogan used this trunk at Aquatennials from the 1950s to the 1990s. Clowns, jesters, and fools have existed for many hundreds of years in literature, dramatic performance, and pop culture. Children grow up seeing clown imagery with familiar [...]

Mike Hogan’s Aqua Jester Trunk2017-05-08T04:09:21+00:00

“Fish” Jones and Hiawatha the Lion

2017-03-13T09:56:32+00:00

Robert “Fish” Jones, with his signature beard and moustache In 1876, a man named Robert Jones moved from New York to look for opportunities out west, and settled in Minneapolis. Missing the fresh fish so easily found on the east coast, he [...]

“Fish” Jones and Hiawatha the Lion2017-03-13T09:56:32+00:00

Happy Historic Valentine’s Day!

2017-02-16T18:22:17+00:00

On Valentine’s Day, secret admirers and sweethearts give one another heart-shaped boxes and lockets, red roses and bouquets, and candies with little love notes like “BE MINE.” Stores sell clothes and even lingerie with red hearts emblazoned across it. While our object [...]

Happy Historic Valentine’s Day!2017-02-16T18:22:17+00:00
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