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.
We need volunteers to help at our archives, which
are open every Wednesday from 9AM to noon. There are several
opportunities available, from filing and organizing to helping visitors
with research. Training is provided.
Please contact us at 952.221.4766 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
Spring 2015 Newsletter
Upcoming Events -
Spring 2015Join us on April 4, from 1-4 pm as we celebrate the publication of our latest book.
"Images of America: Lake Minnetonka," was written by Lisa Stevens of the
Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society, Joanie Holst of the Wayzata
Historical Society, and Elizabeth Vandam of the Westonka Historical Society.
The book launch will be held at the hisbtoric Wayzata Depot, 402 Lake Street East, Wayzata.
The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be
served, and the authors will be available to meet the public and sign
books which can be purchased at the event.