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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Upcoming Events -
- Saturday, June 1 -
10AM: the ELMHS museum opens for the season! Please join us, and if
you'd like to be a docent please visit our VolunteerSpot page: Click here to sign up!
- Saturday, June 8th and Sunday, June 9th: Visit our booth at Excelsior's "Art on the Lake" event
- Thursday, June 20th, 7PM at Southshore Center: local historian and author Paul
Marevalas will give a presentation on the history of Big Island