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.
Museum Volunteers Needed
need volunteers to help at the museum on Thursdays and Satudays this
summer. You can sign-up online by following three easy steps. The
museum opens Saturday, June 7 for the season.
1. Visit the VolunteerSpot website
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. You can also call Kathy at 612-419-7296 to register.
Spring 2014 Newsletter
Upcoming Events -
Pints & Reflections on Lake Minnetonka's Past.
Monday, September 8, 7:00PM Excelsior Brewery,
421 Third Street
A History of Minnetonka Schools
Don Draayer, former superintendent of Minnetonka Schools, will share a
history of Minnetonka schools, from small-town school houses to one of
the premiere high schools in the country.
Visit our booth at
Excelsior's Apple Day!
Saturday, September 20 starting at 9AM in downtown Excelsior