Category Archives: HHM Events

Miss Teria’s Shoe Guess Who

miss-teria-shoesMy dear nocturnal seekers of mystification. It’s me, Miss Teria, your covert hostess of the Night of the Unknown. How much do you think you can tell about somebody just by looking at their shoes?

Guests matched the bios of Gladys Pattee, Jessica Gaulke, Fancy Ray, RT Rybak, Helen Porter, Marield Casewell, Randy Johnson, and Julie Graves to the correct shoes. (You can view the full biographies by clicking on ‘continue reading’ at the end of this post.)

We were pleased to collect gently used shoes for Good in the ‘Hood’s Shoe Away Hunger Campaign (we are still accepting donations!) We wore our favorite foot wear and enjoyed the tunes of the Ungrateful Little String Band.

Until next time,
Miss Teria

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Miss Teria’s Night of the Unknown (Black Friday)

My dear nocturnal seekers of mystification. It’s me — Miss Teria, your one and only host of the Hennepin History Museum’s After-Hours events. This time our Night of the Unknown celebrated the start of the holiday season with playfully references to consumerism.

Our mystery object this time was a cookie display glass that we believe was from the 1920’s. It was one of many that wrapped around the top of the plate glass windows at the Burch Drug Store on Hennepin and Franklin Avenue. They were intended to be almost indistinguishable from stained glass windows.

YogaQuest narrator and a certified yoga instructor led us through a cautionary tale based on the cult film ‘Gremlins.’ We were delighted to offer cold cuts of vegan meat and cheese from The Herbivorous Butcher and beer from our sponsor Indeed Brewing Company.

Until next time,
Miss Teria

Miss Teria’s Night of the Unknown (Paranormal Edition)

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My dear paranormal enthusiasts — it is I, Miss Teria. How I love to welcome you all into the Christian family mansion and ply you with food, drinks, and entertainment on The Night of the Unknown. Each time I host, I select a mystery object from our shadowy collections. You have an opportunity to get into the party for free, if you guess it correctly.

A very special Night of the Unknown took place on October 21st 2016. My friends from the Minnesota Paranormal Investigators demonstrated how they use their equipment and attendees tried their hand at making extrasensory phenomena manifest.

The hints for this mystery object can be found in the Facebook invite and the discussion. The answers were as follows: CLUE 1: Anatomy; CLUE 2: doctor; CLUE 3: table

The mystery object was a doctor’s table circa 1890’s – 1900. It was donated in the 1970’s from a Swedish hospital.

Until next time,
Miss Teria

Miss Teria’s Night of the Unknown

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My nocturnal seekers of mystification — it is I, Miss Teria, your hostess of the Night of the Unknown.

Each third Friday of the month, an item too unusual to fit into an exhibit will be unveiled, along with a guest of my choosing.

I’ll test your mettle by giving you clues about the mystery object. Guess correctly and you will be welcomed into the Christian mansion for free. From the shadows, I will evaluate your guesswork, and I won’t be kind. Only the most resourceful and brightest will ever succeed in impressing me.

The first event took place on Friday, September 16th 2016. Party goers had access to these hints prior to the event.

The answers are: CLUE 1: Paul Bunyan; CLUE 2: foot; CLUE 3: doctors; CLUE 4: small vials, specimens; corn[s]

I can now reveal that our very first object was a podiatry collection that was donated in 1953. Intended to be donated to the National Chiropodist museum, it fell into our hands instead.

The collection includes a lovely selection of ingrown toenails, bunions, planter warts, and calluses. The formaldehyde in the small vials has evaporated over time but the beauty of the specimens is undiminished.

Until next time,
Miss Teria

New theater exhibit opening TONIGHT!

Please join us tonight from 5 to 8 pm to celebrate the launch of our newest exhibition, Ice Water and Opera Glasses, showcasing 150 years of local theater history! The whole range of local theater is represented here, as seen through plenty of historic photographs, programs, even costumes. The exhibition is open through January 15, 2017.

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