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Hennepin History Museum's exhibitions highlight the diverse and rich history of Hennepin County, the largest county in Minnesota. From urban to suburban to rural, Hennepin County has it all!

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Hennepin County Dines Out

All the old iconic Hennepin County restaurants come to life in this nostalgic retrospective down an edible memory lane. From the Cafe di Napoli to the Forum, Charlie's to the Forum, or countless numbers of smaller but equally familiar diners, coffee houses, and cafes, this exhibition features original materials from Hennepin County's rich restaurant past.

A museum tour you can't miss... a modest but fascinating peek into dozens of beloved — and mostly gone — favorites: Schiek's, McCarthy's, La Casa Coronado, Freddie's, Ivey's, Minnehaha Grill, Russell Coffee House.

Rick Nelson Star Tribune

Final Day September 6

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Old Italy Comes to Hennepin County: A Selection of Works by Aniello Aprea

Italian-born commercial painter and muralist Aniello Aprea was responsible for many local residential and commercial murals, including the iconic interior mural at the Cafe di Napoli. This exhibition features works on loan from his family, exhibited now for the first time.

Final Day May 31

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Our Hennepin County:

Hennepin Medical History Center

Unpacked brings new meaning to the term “trunk show.” Using suitcases to tell the story of each bag's owner, the exhibition gives us a private peek into the lives and experiences of Hennepin County residents who had their lives touched by local medicine. Reflecting the diversity of experiences found in every hospital, whether contemporary or historic, the twenty selected stories feature everyone from a young Swedish nursing student, patients of all ages and backgrounds, hospital administrators, doctors, and others whose lives were impacted by their time at Hennepin County Medical Center and its predecessors. This exhibition was guest-curated by the Hennepin Medical History Center at the Hennepin County Medical Center.

Final Day October 25

Coming Soon:

Opening June 14, 2015: Hey, Aren't You Somebody? Portraits by Frank and Pamela Gaard.
Also opening June 14: A Loom Here, A Loom There: 75 Years of the Weavers Guild of Minnesota.

Opening Reception Saturday, June 13, 5 to 8 pm