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.
Fall 2014 Newsletter
Upcoming Events -
Coyote Lost at SeaSpecial day:
Tuesday, December 23 - 7PM
421 Third Street
native Julia Plant shares the story of her brother Mike, one of the
most daring of the sailors of his time. From his days as a miscreant
youth to his ultimate demise at sea, Plant's story paints a compelling
story of a complicated man.
ELMHS Archives -
The research archives will be closed on Wednesday, December 24 and
Wednesday, December 31. We will reopen on Wednesday, January 7, at 9AM.
As always, we will accept email inquiries at email@example.com