Historical resources for Deephaven, Excelsior, Greenwood, Shorewood and Tonka Bay, Minnesota.

Upcoming Programs and Events

Visit our Apple Day Booth in downtown Excelsior,
Saturday September 20th starting at 9AM

Pick up some books, notecards, and maps featuring our area's rich history,
or just stop by for a chat!

For more Apple Day events and information,
visit the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce page

Tapping History:
Pints & Reflections on Lake Minnetonka's Past


A History of Lake Minnetonka Schools
Monday, September 8th - 7PM, Excelsior Brewery - 421 Third Street, Excelsior

Get "schooled" in local history! Join the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society (ELMHS) and former Superintendent of Minnetonka Schools, Dr. Don Draayer, for a history of the communities and schools that came together to form Minnetonka Public Schools. From small-town schoolhouses to one of the premier high schools in the country, Minnetonka’s legacy is rooted in history and the small lake communities that comprise it. Free and open to the public.

Maritime Wrecks of Lake Minnetonka
Monday, October 13 - 7PM, Excelsior Brewery - 421 Third Street, Excelsior

The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society (ELMHS) dives a little deeper into local history with its October “Tapping History” event. Recent surveys have confirmed the existence of more than 35 maritime wrecks on the bottom of Lake Minnetonka. Archaeologists and historians Ann Merriman and Christopher Olson, co-founders of Maritime Heritage Minnesota, will describe the most prominent of these wrecks, share underwater photos and footage, and discuss the significance of the wrecks to Minnesota's maritime heritage. Free and open to the public.

We are looking for speakers for upcoming gatherings. Please email info@elmhs.org if you have a suggestion!

Email: info@elmhs.org

Post Office Box 305
Excelsior, MN 55331
Phone: (952) 221-4766