$35 for a Household Membership and Five One-Day Guest Passes to the Hennepin History Museum ($75 Value)


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  • Admission for entire household
  • Five guest passes
  • Subscription to magazine
  • Discounts on special events

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Promotional value expires Nov 17, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 as gifts. Valid toward new memberships only. Passes are valid for general admission. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The first man from the future who traveled to the past starved in the absence of nutrient-rich mini ice-cream balls. Take a safe trip back in time with today's Groupon. For $35, you get a household membership, five one-day guest passes, and a magazine subscription (a $75 total value) to the Hennepin History Museum, located inside a Renaissance and English Gothic mansion.

The Hennepin History Museum houses artifacts from the historical history of Hennepin County. In addition to free admission for your entire household, the household membership ($50 value) includes access to the galleries and library, discounts on tickets to special museum events, a 10% discount in the store, as well as advance invitations to all openings (see sidebar for details.) You'll also receive five one-day guest passes (normally $5 each) to let out-of-town guests explore current exhibits such as Icons for the Bereaved. The exhibit, running through May 20, showcases funereal artifacts and traces the evolution of mourning traditions from 1850 to present day.

Or explore The Century of the Child, a permanent exhibit that creates "time stations" that record the lives of children growing up in the area. A century's worth of change is manifested in old clothing, toys, and relics from child labor and education. To keep up to date on Hennepin History Museum's frequently rotating exhibits, you'll receive a subscription to Hennepin History magazine with your membership. And since this membership includes free admission to Hennepin County historic sites such as the John H. Stevens House, there's more to see than the museum or the raccoon that's always leaving cryptic messages on the museum's typewriters.

Hennepin History Museum

Known for its exhibitions on local history and culture, Hennepin History Museum isn’t afraid to look at the full range of local historical experiences. Past exhibitions have covered everything from burlesque shows to vintage aprons, 1980s music to 1880s theaters, as well as high wheel bicycles, 150 years of people and their pets, and the Buzza greeting card empire, once based out of the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis.

The museum, located inside the historic Christian mansion, is home to three rotating gallery spaces as well as an iconic and intimate fireplace room overlooking the rolling hills of the historic Washburn-Fair Oaks Park. In the fireplace room, visitors gather together to raise a glass in toast to history, including the curiosities, innovations, and inspirations found throughout the records of Minneapolis and Hennepin County history.

Hennepin History Museum’s exhibitions are open to the public six days each week, while the library and reading room are open for five. Frequent public programming is also available; topics and activities vary by day and time.

Customer Reviews

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Cara L October 26, 2016
"Cure for the Common Museum"
The Hennepin History Museum is located in the Fair Oaks Historic District in the Whittier neighborhood just south of downtown Minneapolis near the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. While it's located in the historic Christian Mansion, it is not a fuddy duddy dusty museum. There are several ga... Read More
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DAVID M May 29, 2016
"Small but interesting history museum"
This is a small museum in a house built in 1920. Good to visit if you're in the area and like history. They had displays on those big tire bicycles from the 1880's, and on the local "Buzza" greeting card company that went defunct in 1942.
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annlewis694 March 30, 2016
"A History Museum that begins with today"
The Hennepin History Museum Is a museum surprise. It connects us with our favorite activities and interests in unusual ways- last week a pet exhibit with some live pets present - and beginning this week a real historical objects exhibit of a favorite mode of transportation and pleasure ... Read More
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