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Some Excellent Resources for Lake Minnetonka historical Information

The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society


  • 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.

Address:  261 School Ave #102, Excelsior, MN
Phone: (952) 221-4766

The Minnetonka Historical Society

The Minnetonka Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Minnetonka’s past.  It holds events at the Burwell House in the heart of Historic Minnetonka Mills.

Address:  13209 McGinty Rd E, Hopkins, MN
Phone: (952) 930-3962

The Wayzata Historical Society

The mission of the Wayzata Historical Society is to gather written and photographic memorabilia about Wayzata, to document histories through interviewing long-time residents, as well as to do research on the evolution of neighborhoods, schools, churches, businesses, and modes of transportation.

Address: Wayzata Depot, 402 East Lake Street in Downtown Wayzata.
Times: Open April through December on Wednesday, Weekend, and Holiday afternoons. Noon until 4:00 pm.
Phone: (952) 743-3631

The Westonka Historical Society

A Historical Society that represents Minnetrista, Mound, Spring Park and Orono (Navarre) and parts of Minnetonka Beach.

Features history of the lake area and the hotels in our area from the past, as well as history of the Andrews Sisters that spent their summers in Mound.  Also catalogs histories of several long-time residents and businesses in our area. Publishes 4 newsletters a year and the museum is open every Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Address:  5341 Maywood Rd, Mound, MN
Phone: (952) 472-9800

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