Recorded History Presentations

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

Click on the video links below to watch a video stream of our presentations, courtesy of the City of Minnetonka at:

https://www.minnetonkamn.gov/government/watch-our-meetings/video-streaming

The Minnetonka Historical Society Speaker Series

In 2020 we started an exciting new series of presentations at the Senior Center at Minnetonka City Hall covering various topics about Minnetonka History. In January we started with two presentations by our past President Bill Jepson. One about the History of 19th Century Milling in Minnetonka and the other about Minnetonka through the last 60 years when they became a Village and a City. Then in 2021 he presented an update of our History of Glen Lake and also the story of Dana Frear's unpublished manuscript about the History of Minnetonka that will hopefully become a book next year!

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The MHS Speaker Series

In 2020 we started an exciting new series of presentations at the Senior Center at Minnetonka City Hall covering various topics about Minnetonka History. In January we started with two presentations by our President Bill Jepson. One about the History of 19th Century Milling in Minnetonka and the other about Minnetonka through the last 60 years when they became a Village and a City. 

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In February, Lorena Hooyman spoke about the history of Transportation in Minnetonka with the help of Lisa Fowler.

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In February, Lorraine Kretchman spoke about the history of Glen Lake Sanitorium.

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