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The Hennepin Medical History Center presents an exhibit based on a calendar of events and firsts. This exhibit will be on display in the Hennepin County Government Center, Hennepin Gallery, beginning March 7 through May 26, 2016. 

The exhibit spotlights the history of the parent hospitals that make up the Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC): City Hospital, Minneapolis General Hospital, St. Andrew Hospital, St. Barnabas Hospital, The Swedish Hospital and Metropolitan Medical Center.

The display features historical text, pictures and objects, and covers almost 50 openings or firsts in these hospitals. Specific highlights include the Hyperbaric Chamber, the establishment of St. Barnabas and City Hospital, kidney transplant history, Sister Kenny’s history of treatment for polio victims, the first nurse-midwife unit, and emergency medical service development.


Our permanent collections are operated by the Hennepin Health Foundation.

The collections are located in the lower level of the HCMC Blue Building – 915 S 8th St, Minneapolis, MN. MAP

Both collections are open:
Tuesdays and Thursdays
10am - 2pm and by appointment

The MMC Collection:
Is located in BL.227.

The HCMC Collection:
Is located in BL.226.

Email | 612.873.6090


The Hennepin Medical History Center, a program of Hennepin Health Foundation (a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization), operates through the generosity of private donors.

Every gift matters. Please consider supporting our mission and activities today by clicking on the link below and choosing the History Center when filling out the Donor Designations Field.

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