To celebrate both Nurses’ Week and Minnesota’s 150th birthday, the Hennepin County Medical Center History Museum and the Metropolitan Medical Center Historical Library are putting up a special exhibit, “Hospital Stories:  150 Years of Minneapolis Health Care.”  We trace the history of hospitals in Minneapolis from Cottage Hospital in 1870 to the present, talking about people and noting dynamic changes in hospital organization and in training for nursing, medical and other staff.  The exhibit is supported by a grant from the Minnesota Sesquicentennial Commission.

An open house is today, May 6, from 1-4 pm in the Blue 1 and Blue L lobbies of HCMC on 8th and Chicago in downtown Minneapolis.  The exhibit is spread across 4 locations on the HCMC campus:  Blue Lower Level atrium, Blue 1 lobby across from the Gift Shop, Orange 3 next to the cafeteria, and the Purple Lobby near the pharmacy, and will be up through May and June.  Come visit!