The Anatomy of a Hospital: The Buildings of St. Barnabas Hospital, The Swedish Hospital and Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC)

The walls of a hospital hold more than the weight of their structure. The building contains memories and stories from patients, families and staff. The history of hospitals in Minneapolis dates back to 1871 with the first hospital, Cottage Hospital, which became St. Barnabas Hospital, a predecessor of Hennepin County Medical Center. Through the years, and many transitions, the history of the hospitals often reflects the changing city landscape.

The Hennepin Medical History Center has collected and shares these stories. This exhibit is about the buildings, their memories and the stories they created through architecture. It will be at Cargill Hall at Minneapolis Central Library from April 6-May 30.

You are invited to an opening reception for the exhibit on Saturday, April 15, 10 a.m.-noon.

This exhibit is presented in partnership with Hennepin County Medical Center's Hennepin Medical History Center