Founded in 1972,
the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society serves the communities
of Deephaven, Excelsior, Greenwood, Shorewood, and Tonka Bay.
Society’s museum and archives are free and open to the public,
and hold the largest collection of historic artifacts and documents in
A number of books about Lake Minnetonka history
have been published by the Society, and are available for purchase from
the Society On-Line and in local
The Society also presents lectures and programs on topics of local
historical interest throughout the year.
| Our Mission
To preserve, document and
classify the physical history of the Lake Minnetonka area.
To provide a means by which
everyone can share in the history of the lake area.
To stimulate interest in the
cultural heritage of the area.
Spring 2012 Newsletter Available!
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- Saturday, September 8th: Visit us at Excelsior Apple Days. Water Street in Excelsior, 8AM to 4PM
- Friday, October 26th and Saturday, October 27th: ELMHS Booseum, 6PM to 9PM on Water Street in Excelsior: $7 adults, $5 kids, tots-on-laps free. More details to come.
- Saturday, November 17th: Join us as the ELMHS celebrates its 40th birthday! Save the date -- and stay tuned for more details!