• Hennepin County Review newspapers from the mid 1920′s through the 1970s.HennepinCountyReview
    • Over 400 documented family histories.
    • An extensive collection of Hopkins School history including yearbooks dating from the 1930s. We also have many yearbooks from Blake School.
    • Phone books and city directories dating from 1907 through the 2000s.
    • A collection of military memorabilia – both in the library and as artifacts including our WWII Hopkins muster roll with pictures, the ‘Bulldozer’ newsletter sent to Hopkins boys in WWII service and a book on Minneapolis Moline workers who served in the war.
    • Minneapolis Threshing Machine and Minneapolis Moline History.
    • Obituary notices dating from the 1950s. We also have obituary records in our Hennepin County Reviews.
    • 1956 black and white glossy photographs of all the homes and businesses in Hopkins.  These pictures are available for copying.

      Pokorny Plumbing business

      Pokorny Plumbing business

    • Sports memorabilia including hundreds of pictures and clippings
    • Topical information files. Examples are club records (Lions, Rotary etc), church records, cemetery records, business records and school records.
    • History of our grocery and food distribution centers including Red Owl, Super Valu and National Tea.
    • Agri-business and truck farming history.
    • A comprehensive collection of Czech history.
    • Transportation documents and pictures describing the role of rail roads and streetcars in Hopkins including the Yellowstone Trail and Excelsior Boulevard.
    • Annual Raspberry Festival history filed by year starting with 1935.
    • 130 oral histories recorded with old time Hopkins residents.
    • Over 8000 pictures – many displayed in our museum.
    • Maps and PlatsApproximately 130 maps and plat diagrams, many aerial photos and several historic atlases.
    • History and documentation of Mainstreet highlighting Hopkins as the only city within our metropolitan marketplace with a true ‘main street’.  Much of this history dates from the 19th Century.
    • Many artifacts displayed in our cases.
    • Over 8000 searchable entries in our PastPerfect database.


The Hopkins Historical Society offers a wide variety of research paths whether self-directed or assisted.

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