Hennepin History Museum

A nonprofit organization

$10,560 raised by 67 donors

100% complete

$10,000 Goal

Hennepin History Museum is dedicated to providing an honest understanding of history to create a more inclusive and equitable future. We believe that when everyone is represented, history can play an important role in bringing people and communities together. 

Based in South Minneapolis, the Museum is committed to offering welcoming and accessible programs, including exhibits, public events, a public research library, and one of the longest continuing historical publications in the state – Hennepin History magazine. We rely on the support of members and donors to provide these programs to the public on a free or subsidized basis. 

This Give to the Max Day 2023, we invite you to join us in raising $10,000, which will support us in continuing to offer programs aligned with our new strategic plan and commitment to equity and inclusion.  

Here are some recent examples: 

  1. The Bond Between Us is an exhibit that features new art from Daren Hill about three generations of photographers who have lived in and documented Minnesota's Black community.  
  2. An Evening of Real Life Stories About Social Justice in Minneapolis showcased everyday people revealing their personal histories of inequality and the struggle for social justice in Minneapolis.  
  3. Faraway Home: Tibetans in Minnesota is an exhibit that tells the story of the earliest Tibetan resettlement in Minnesota to the vibrant Tibetan community in Minnesota today. 

Your support will help ensure that we can continue to make these and other innovative programs accessible to the public.  

Each of us has our own unique contribution to our shared story. Right now, on our websiteenewsletter, and social media we are exploring the personal histories of HHM community members so you can get to know us even better. We hope you will find what inspires you and join in supporting Hennepin History Museum today.

About the Banner - The banner image features, from left to right: Ruth Birkeland at the New Brighton Squash Show in 1944; Dr. Ernest Lloyd, Researcher & Community Advisor, "Human Toll: A Public History of 35W"; Frances Cranmer Greenman, Minnesota portrait painter; Thupten Dadak, founder of the Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota (TAFM).

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Hennepin History Museum

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Arts & Culture Community


2303 3rd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404


612 870 1329

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