The tri-annual Newsletter for the Minnetonka Historical Society
Some of our past issues are here below for you to read on line in color!
You are cordially invited to attend the
City of Minnetonka Historical Society Annual Meeting!
Tuesday, September 13, 6:30 pm
Minnetonka Community Room
14600 Minnetonka Blvd.
Our Special Presentation is
Minnesota's Involvement in the Dakota War of 1862 and the Civil War
focusing on the 1st Minnesota and 3rd Minnesota Volunteer Regiments
by Tom Peterson
Retired Attorney and Local Civil War Expert
We are very pleased to have Tom share his knowledge of the courage
and the controversy of these two Minnesota regiments,
during a critical time in our nation’s history.
Join our Board at MHS
Are you a history buff?
Have you ever wanted to be involved in historic renovation or research?
Do you have time on your hands and want to give back to your community?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may be interested in volunteering to serve on the City of Minnetonka Historical Society Board of Directors or pursue other volunteer opportunities for the society. We are a 100% volunteer-driven 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 1972. If yes, click on the link below for further information.
Minnetonka Historical Society Board
Jan Cook - President - firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Fowler - Vice President - email@example.com
Jim Whisler - Treasurer - firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie Herrick - Secretary - email@example.com
Bill Jepson - Millwheel, Website - firstname.lastname@example.org
Rick Kruger - Social Media - email@example.com
Ian Baxter - Technology - firstname.lastname@example.org
Vintage – Collectables –
Antiques Appraisal Extravaganza!
Presented by: City of Minnetonka Historical Society
and the Hopkins Historical Society
Sunday, September 11
1 pm to 4 pm
Minnetonka Community Center
14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka
Bring your items and see what they’re worth!
*This is a verbal estimate and not designed for insurance purposes
Spaces are limited, so register soon!
Limit 2 items per person
Cost per item: $13 Society Members
$16 Non Members
Use this link to register:
• for members:
• for nonmembers:
Burwell House Spooktacular
Friday, Oct. 28 from 5-8 p.m.
Wear your best costume and have a spooktacularly good time at this FREE fall event!
This 3rd annual City of Minnetonka community event is held at the city's historic Burwell House.
A Halloween-themed family gathering, the Spooktacular features a scavenger hunt,
storytelling, treats, kids activities and, of course, great costumes.
November Self Guided Tours:
The Historic Burwell House is open for the Holiday season!
The City of Minnetonka Historical Society is happy to announce that
the Historic Charles H. Burwell house will be open for holiday tours on
Sundays from 1 to 4 pm.
November 13 November 20 November 27
Come and stroll through the entire home, decorated for a Victorian Christmas.
Admission is free, but donations are appreciated
The Historic Burwell House
13209 E. McGinty Road, Minnetonka
December Holiday Open House:
Burwell Holiday Open House
Sunday, December 4 from 1 to 4 pm
at the Historic Burwell House
Join us for a self-guided tour of this beautiful Victorian house
decorated for the holidays. Refreshments in the cottage.
Free (donations appreciated). Parking available in St. David’s lot across the street.
Mystery photos answers: locations of these old businesses that are gone now.
Log Cabin Inn : Chowens Corner, Deephaven (Minnetonka Blvd. and Northome Blvd.)
Hagen Hardware 12926 Minnetonka Blvd. in Mtka Mills (Arts Desire today)
Maxines Drive In : Highway 7 at Vine Hill Road
Sam's Drive In : Highway 101 and Minnetonka Blvd
You're invited to two upcoming free Minnetonka History Presentations!
#1 Minnehaha Creek legacies in the 1800s
Learn about the Native Americans and settlers who left their legacies living near the creek from Lake Harriet to Lake Minnetonka in the 19th century: Little Crow, Pond,
Gray, Loring, and King.
Tuesday, September 27th 10:30 am at the Minnetonka Community Center
Presented by Bill Jepson, Minnetonka Historical Society
#2 Minnetonka Landmarks, Gone but Not Forgotten
Minnetonka has changed greatly since it was first settled decades ago. Learn about some of the buildings that once graced our landscape, but, sadly are no longer with us.
Wednesday, October 5 1 pm Minnetonka Community Center
Presented by Jan Cook, Minnetonka Historical Society
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