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Westonka Historical Society

Westonka Historical Society

5341 Maywood Road

Mound, MN 55364

Phone: (952) 472-9800




Upcoming Presentations


History Talk


“Pre-History of

Lake Minnetonka Area”

by Dean Sather


WHS hosts a presentation by Dean Sather, an Archeologist from the Minnesota History Center, who speaks of the history of the Lake Minnetonka area.


Saturday, February 10, 2018

11 am-Noon


Lake Minnetonka Shores

4515 Shoreline Dr. Spring Park, MN.


Use entrance marked 4515, then immediately

turn right, into the Chapel.


What’s New?


Year End Appeal


2017 has been a prodigious year for the Westonka Historical Society. Highlight include:



Do you like what you have seen throughout the year? If so, remember that we rely on financial support at all levels to assure the quality and quantity of programs we offer and to sustain our historic organization.


Your tax-deductible contribution today has a meaningful impact on the year to come.


Click here to download a Year End Appeal form.



Board of Directors Update


At the annual WHS membership meeting on

Nov. 11, 2017, a new president and vice-president

were elected. Pam Myers, WHS member since 2002 and VP of the society in 2006, stepped

down following ten years of volunteer service as President of the organization. She is especially

proud of the success of the history museum project and the support it has received with energy

and enthusiasm from the board and WHS members, community organizations, and citizens.


Jeff Magnuson, a WHS member since 1993, stepped up from his 2-year V.P. role to become

President. An area resident since 1965, Jeff is a 1972 Mound grad and local historian. His Then

and Now presentation of Mound history and annual summer boat tours during Spirit of the Lakes

have been popular events. Jeff and his wife Michelle reside on Halsteads Bay.


Debi Tharalson-Heitz is the new V. P. She grew up in Island Park and is a 1973 Mound graduate.

Debi has been an active member of WHS since 2004, coordinating events including Minnetrista

Days, Mound’s Farmer’s Market, Spirit of the Lakes, Remembering Island Park celebration, Gillespie Center Boutique, raffles and numerous fundraisers.


Museum Hours


We are open for the public every

Saturday from 10 am - 2 pm

or by appointment.


We have an admission of  

$3 donation per visitor

to see the museum during

our open hours.


Scheduled tours by appointment

$5 per visitor.


Museum Address:

Centennial Building

​5341 Maywood Road

Mound, MN  55364


Click here to view a map and get directions.

North side of Centennial Building

(Click on picture to enlarge)


Parking is on south side of Centennial Building

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Visitor count for 2018: