Historical resources for Deephaven, Excelsior, Greenwood, Shorewood and Tonka Bay, Minnesota
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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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We Need Your Input! Attend A Virtual Town Hall Meeting
We are currently working with five other Lake Minnetonka area historical organizations to explore ways to collaborate more effectively in the future. Learn more and share your thoughts by attending a virtual town hall meeting. Learn more here.
ELMHS Seeks New Board Members
Do you love history? Are you looking for a way to serve your community? ELMHS is looking for talented individuals to play an integral role in supporting the Society and planning for its future by serving on the Board of Directors. Click Here for more information!
RECORDED PROGRAM NOW ONLINE Excelsior Past and Present with Scott D. McGinnis
Ever walked through Excelsior and wondered, “What used to be here?” During this special virtual program, historian Scott D. McGinnis will unfold the layers of history to reveal the buildings, businesses, and homes that once occupied Excelsior’s Historic Business District. Learn more>>
Virtual Lake Minnetonka History Tours
Explore the history of the Lake Minnetonka area from your home, car, bike or by foot with these virtual, self-guided tours!