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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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Figures & Follies:

Hennepin County's Figure Skating Story

brings our county's rich skating history to life. From lakes and ponds to inside rinks, from wobbly beginners to Olympians, local club skaters to professionals traveling with the homegrown Ice Follies, Holiday on Ice, and other shows, Figures & Follies covers it all.

Opens October 11, 2015

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John K. Sherman

Star and Tribune Arts & Culture Critic

This exhibition showcases a harvesting of newspaper columns, photographs, letters, and personal correspondence from the private collection of the Minneapolis Star and Minneapolis Sunday Tribune arts and culture columnist John K. Sherman. Sherman's career at the Star and Tribune spanned nearly 40 years and included reviews of film theater fine arts and music. Included in this exhibition are works by legendary local artists Dewey Albinson, Clement Haupers, Robert Kilbride, Mary Gale Hobbs, Lorraine Le Sueur, and Bettye Olson.

Opens October 11, 2015

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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

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Pop Up Exhibit!

Elizabeth C. Quinlan:

A small pop-up exhibition featuring a selection of items and images from the home of Elizabeth C. Quinlan.