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Minnetonka's Past

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Interested in the story of your neighborhood? See our new section.


Our Mission

Discover, preserve and disseminate knowledge and information about the history of Minnetonka to its citizens.


Come Make History With Us!

We maintain an extensive collection of historical artifacts and documents and are continuing work to document and display the majority of our artifacts for public access through Additionally, we present educational programs on topics relating to Minnetonka and Minnesota history. To fulfill our mission, we are dependent on our members and appreciate your continued support. 

Browse Historical Photographs 

Take a historic walking tour of Minnetonka Mills

You can walk the tour anytime on your own with an Iphone or Ipad connected to our website. Start at the Burwell House and walk for an hour in a big circle through the business district of Minnetonka Boulevard and back across Minnehaha Creek on the new walking bridge. It includes 200 photos and maps with captions describing the story of Minnetonka's History. Highlights include the early flour mill days from 1852 until the 1890s, the Minnetonka School which is St Davids today, the railroads, and the businesses along Minnetonka Boulevard. Click here to start!

Watch our Presentations about Minnetonka History!

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Two recently updated presentations below. Click the photos watch!
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