Historical resources for Deephaven, Excelsior, Greenwood, Shorewood and Tonka Bay, Minnesota
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; and to stimulate interest in the cultural heritage of the area.
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Summer 2021 History Cruises:
Join us for our final history cruise of the year aboard the Lady of the Lake.
Sunday, September 12, 3pm: Lake Minnetonka’s Historic Hotel & Tourist Industry with Scott D. McGinnis.
NOW AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS ONLINE! Resilient: Life and Death on Lake Minnetonka with Steve Kobs
Little known stories connect Excelsior with historic events like the Minneapolis truck drivers’ strike and riot, the origin of Roller Derby, and early steps towards equality for women. A cow, some very productive bees, a midnight snack, and one particular spot on a roller coaster all contributed to tragic outcomes. See how area families responded when faced with the unthinkable. ELMHS members can register for free access to the recorded program at elmhs.eduvision.tv.