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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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Behind the Ballot Box

Need a break from contemporary politics and elections? BEHIND THE BALLOT BOX is the perfect antidote. This non-partisan exhibition explores the history and culture of politics and campaigning in Hennepin County as seen through the objects of the time. From Mahala Pillsbury's inaugural gown to Floyd B. Olson's traveling trunk, Hubert Humphrey's "Campaign March" to a table made by South High School students for the 1892 Republican Convention, BEHIND THE BALLOT BOX draws upon the museum's diverse collections to highlight election seasons of the past.
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Portraits of the Past

Highlights from the Hennepin History Museum Collection

July 23 thru January 8 An exhibition featuring a wide variety of faces from historic Hennepin County!
PORTRAITS OF THE PAST: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE HENNEPIN HISTORY MUSEUM COLLECTION draws from 150+ years of Hennepin County portraits, and shares the fascinating stories of the people behind them!

Bring a camera; there will be an opportunity to pose for your own portrait!

Included in admission: $5 adults, $3 senior/student, free for 6 and under. Free for HHM members (memberships start at only $35)


Visiting the museum at this time does require the use of stairs.

July 23 through January 8

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Ice Water and Opera Glasses

We're shining the spotlight on 150 years of theater history and culture in Hennepin County! Our local stages were fertile grounds where great stars once trod the boards in comedy, high drama, burlesque, and drama; today, the tradition continues, with theaters and companies offering something for every taste. Because while times may change, the curtain continues to go up.

Some Saturdays, 2 - 4 PM Representatives from local theaters will be on hand to answer questions about contemporary theater culture. See Events Schedule for details.

September 8 through January 15