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Spring 2014

Tuesday April 15th -
MHS Antique Appraisal Event
at the Minnetonka Community Center: 7:00PM

Saturday, June 28 -
Minnetonka's Annual Ice Cream Social at the Historic Burwell House:
- to 4:00PM

Antique Appraisal Event

Tuesday April 15th, 2014 7PM – 9PM
at the Minnetonka City Hall Community Room

$7.00 per item (Limit of 2 items per household)

Antiques will be assessed by well-known local appraisers;
Mark Thompson of Muirfield Antiques
Jim Merrinan from Appraisal Specialists Midwest

The public is welcome to come and watch even if you don't have an antique to assess! Assessments will be conducted in the “Antiques Roadshow” style.  Each exhibitor will be able to individually tell the “story” of their item and assessments will be captured live on the big screen so that the audience can enjoy an “up close” view of the antiques.

Please click here for details and registration

Children enjoying a ride on a Minnetonka Fire Dept.
truck at the beginning of the Ice Cream Social every June.
For more pictures of our Minnetonka events go to
events, presentations, and newsletters.

New Walking Tour of Minnetonka Mills

With dozens of MHS archival photographs and maps. Click here to begin.

Created by Bill Jepson: MHS President,
and Betty Johnson: Minnetonka Historian

The new walking bridge over Minnehaha Creek and
steel arch and walkways in the gardens called Heritage Park.
Click here to see a short video from the point of view of
a bike ride across the bridge and around the historic
Burwell House on April 29th 2013


The Mission of the
Minnetonka Historical Society is to:

- to preserve our heritage and collections through documentation of assets.
- to serve as stewards of Minnetonka History for future generations.
- to educate the public through presentations, displays, and newsletters.
- to build community ties through annual social events and tours.

Minnetonka Mills book]

"Minnetonka Mills: 
A Historic Profile in Pictures and Stories
of a
Community in Minnetonka, Minnesota"

Written by Betty Johnson:
our resident historian for
the City of Minnetonka

On sale now for only $10.00

Updated April 2014 by: MHS Webmaster Bill Jepson

April 14, 2014 0:13 AM