Minnesota Disasters | Stories of Strength and Survival

Somber and Inspiring Stories Shared in New Exhibit, “Minnesota Disasters”

Minneapolis, MN – Extraordinary footage and unforgettable stories of strength and survival are part of “Minnesota Disasters,” a new exhibit at Firefighters Hall & Museum, June 30th and only runs for 8 weeks.


Minnesotans are no strangers to man-made or natural disasters. They have faced devastating swarms of grasshoppers, tornadoes, fires and floods. Using photos, text and film, “Minnesota Disasters” explores the preparation, reaction and aftermath to catastrophe in our state. Intertwined with details of those calamities are the incredible stories of human vulnerability and resilience. This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota.

The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.

The Minnesota History Center is a part of the Minnesota Historical Society, is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to help illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.

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  • Museum location

    664 22nd Ave NE
    Minneapolis, MN 55418

  • Hours

    Saturdays - 9am - 4pm
    Weekdays - By Appointment

  • Admission

    Adults - $7.00
    Seniors (65+) - $6.00
    Children (3-12) - $4.00