Visitors are able to come to the History Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays free of charge. We are happy to accommodate group tours of 12-30 people. The tour would include a volunteer guided tour of the MMC Library and HCMC Museum. If interested, a box lunch could be provided for $10 per person. Please contact the History Center at 612.873.6485 for more information or to schedule your tour.

Salem Church Group, 2014

The Hennepin Medical History Center can also come to you!

The Traveling HMHC topics include;

The history of HCMC

The history of The Swedish Hospital

Cadet nursing

Changing medicine in Hennepin County

Sister Kenny and the Polio Epidemic

This is a great opportunity for schools, nursing homes, or libraries! There is a suggested donation of $50 to support the History Center.

The HCMC Collection

HCMC Collection

The MMC Collection

MMC Collection


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.

Give to the History Center

If you experience difficulties donating online, please contact our office at 612.873.6090.

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