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The Hennepin History Museum offers a series of rotating exhibits focusing on everything from historic toys to Dakota bandolier bags; each exhibition is designed to reflect a piece of the Hennepin County story.
A Century of Wedding Gowns
The Century of the Child
This Hennepin History Museum exhibition looks at growing up in Hennepin County through a series of “time stations” that examine educating, entertaining, dressing, and putting children to work. You will see how these things impacted a century of kids and shaped the world we live in today. This exhibit will look at everything from rolling hoops to the hula hoops…
You will also glimpse the darker side of Hennepin County through subjects such as child labor, abuse, and the notorious baby farms that proliferated in Hennepin County at the turn of the 20th Century.
This unique exhibition will be a presentation of children's daily life seldom seen elsewhere.
Curiosities and Remnants
This exhibition is the first in a series of ongoing exhibitions which will look at curiosities and oddities from around Hennepin County. This first installment will highlight some of Hennepin History Museum's most unusual artifacts including the unique remains of a podiatrist's collection, a giant bellows, and a selection of archival artifacts.
The Hennepin History Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.