Decades of Hennepin County Health Care exhibit

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Service League of the Hennepin County Medical Center
Start Date
September 2010
End Date
June 2011
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

An exhibit was created as a 13-part rotating display highlighting medical care in Minneapolis and Hennepin County from the 1870's to the present. It was first shown at the Hennepin County Medical Center and was then placed in the Hennepin County Government Center Gallery in September, 2011. 

The exhibit had been researched and developed by Hennepin Medical History Center volunteers using history center resources. Medical statistics were gathered, a diary-style storyline was created to run the length of the exhibit and objects were chosen for display.

Special posters were created and an article written in the HCMC newsletter to promote the exhibit. To measure public reaction to the display, visitors were asked to fill out a survey questionnaire. Most respondents enjoyed the easy to understand information and the array of objects and materials from the past eras.

Project Details
To create and install an exhibit on medical history in Hennepin County, 1880-2010
Legal Citation / Subdivision
LAWS of MINNESOTA for 2009 Ch. 172, Art. 1, Subd. 4 (b), Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants
Appropriation Language

(b) Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. (i) $2,250,000 in 2010 and $4,500,000 in 2011 are appropriated for history programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional or other historical or cultural organizations; or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources. Funds are to be distributed through a competitive grants process. The Minnesota Historical Society shall administer these funds using established grants mechanisms, and with assistance from the advisory committee created herein.

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
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St. Paul, MN 55155