Voices from the Pandemic

2021-05-05T16:37:31+00:00

Join us for a conversation between Jennifer Vongroven and Agatha Lamin, two healthcare workers on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic in Minneapolis. The discussion will be moderated by Zac Farber, former editor of the Southwest Journal.

Voices from the Pandemic2021-05-05T16:37:31+00:00

Women’s Civil Defense Council

2021-04-15T16:15:23+00:00

Fire safety pamphlet from the Women's Civil Defense Council collection. This flyer makes me think of those safety films we had to watch in grade school.  I remember a long walk through the bowels of the school to sit crisscross [...]

Women’s Civil Defense Council2021-04-15T16:15:23+00:00

From the Magazine: Lena Olive Smith

2021-02-26T14:16:11+00:00

Lena Olive Smith: Civil Rights in the 1930s by Jackie Sluss This article was originally published in Hennepin History Magazine, Winter 1995, Vol. 54, No. 1   Lena Olive Smith and client at Olive Hair Store, Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis. Courtesy Minnesota [...]

From the Magazine: Lena Olive Smith2021-02-26T14:16:11+00:00

Votes for Women Walking Tour

2020-10-06T23:36:57+00:00

Historian Jacqui deVries will lead a 2-mile tour of women's suffrages sites in downtown Minneapolis. Walk in the footsteps of local activists and reformers of a century ago.

Votes for Women Walking Tour2020-10-06T23:36:57+00:00

Votes for Women Walking Tour

2020-10-06T23:36:31+00:00

Historian Jacqui deVries will lead a 2-mile tour of women's suffrages sites in downtown Minneapolis. Walk in the footsteps of local activists and reformers of a century ago.

Votes for Women Walking Tour2020-10-06T23:36:31+00:00

100 Years of Votes for Women

2020-08-18T16:27:18+00:00

The weekend of August 22 and 23, Hennepin History Museum will reopen its doors to the public! We are celebrating the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which was ratified and signed into law 100 years ago this month. Now is your chance [...]

100 Years of Votes for Women2020-08-18T16:27:18+00:00

Suffrage “Radio” Play

2020-06-30T23:24:50+00:00

Be a virtual cast member in “The Cabinet Meeting” by Suffrage Artist in Residence Madeline Hansen. This reader’s theater play is based on the premise that Susan B. Anthony is elected U.S. President and appoints a talented group of women to her [...]

Suffrage “Radio” Play2020-06-30T23:24:50+00:00

A Survivor and Pioneer of Change: Dr. Borgen’s Dentist Chair

2021-04-15T16:42:09+00:00

This dental chair was used by Dr. Fanny ‘Nusia’ Freund Borgen, the first female orthodontist in Minneapolis. Dr. Borgen graduated from the University of Minnesota Dental School where she earned her DDS in 1956 and her Orthodontics degree in 1964. She was [...]

A Survivor and Pioneer of Change: Dr. Borgen’s Dentist Chair2021-04-15T16:42:09+00:00

Minneapolis Hosts the Woman’s Relief Corps

2021-04-15T16:44:06+00:00

Long before women won the right to vote in 1920, women were given the opportunity to vote in small-scale local elections through organizations like the National Woman’s Relief Corps (WRC). This ballot box was used by the women of the WRC to [...]

Minneapolis Hosts the Woman’s Relief Corps2021-04-15T16:44:06+00:00
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