Hennepin History Museum

A nonprofit organization

$6,357 raised by 67 donors

42% complete

$15,000 Goal

Everyone should have access to their history and learn about their community.
That is why Hennepin History Museum is now free, thanks to donors like you

Give people the knowledge to make a difference in their community with your gift this Give to the Max Day!

"You need the history out there so people can know what happened. So they can put themselves in that situation. Empathy will change public policy."
Louis Moore, program contributor and community member

"When I was a kid my grandparents would tell me that it is important to learn from history, because history will always repeat itself if you don’t learn from it. I would challenge them. Why would history repeat itself? And now I see it happening. Sadly, schools are more segregated today than we were in the 1960s and 1970s."

Cindy Booker, Separate Not Equal: The Hale-Field Pairing collaborator

"If they come through [Human Toll], they're going to get the necessary knowledge to make a difference."
Dr. Ernest Lloyd, Human Toll: A Public History of 35W collaborator 

60% of our operating budget comes from private sources and we're challenging our GiveMN community to once again increase their share of that support.

We come together to make this work, and we need your help now to keep our doors open for all.

Learn more about our exhibits Human Toll: A Public History of 35W and Separate Not Equal: The Hale-Field Pairing at hennepinhistory.org/on-exhibit.

Hennepin History Museum brings the diverse history of people in Hennepin County to life. We help people understand their world through an exploration of local history with exhibits, public programs, a magazine, and a public research library. Learn more at hennepinhistory.org

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Organization name

Hennepin History Museum

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Arts & Culture Community


2303 3rd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404


612 870 1329

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