Westonka Historical Society

Westonka Historical Society

5341 Maywood Road

Mound, MN 55364

Phone: (952) 472-9800

What’s New?

WHS Inteviewed by LMCC

The Lake Minnetonka Communications Commision (LMCC), located in Spring Park, creates a variety of high quality Public, Educational and Government programming for our area.

WHS president Jeff Magnuson was interviewed by LMCC volunteer producer Jennifer Ray, regarding the Westonka Historical Society and History Museum, in late March 2018. The interview is on YouTube and can be viewed by clicking here.

New Display at the Museum

Lake Minnetonka Native American Mound Sites

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The WHS museum now has an interactive Lake Minnetonka Native American Mound Sites display. More than 50 documented mound sites are shown. Information for each site is displayed when clicking on its map pin.

It seems the First People who lived here honored their dead by burying them in the best locations they could find: high, dry spots that often offered beautiful views of lakes and rivers.

Around Lake Minnetonka, 524 mounds were mapped at 48 sites in the 1880s.  Today, about 40 mounds remain at 12 sites near the lake.

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

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Parking is on south side of Centennial Building

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Visitor count for 2018:

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Upcoming Events

History Talk

“Stolen from the Garden

- Piper Kidnapping”

by William Swanson

WHS hosts a presentation with author

William Swanson, giving an inside look at one of Minnesota's most infamous kidnappings.

It's been called the nation's most successful kidnapping. On a July afternoon in 1972, Virginia Piper was taken from her home in Orono, Minnesota by gunmen who demanded $1 million in ransom.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

11 am-Noon

Lake Minnetonka Shores

4515 Shorelie Dr. Spring Park, MN.

Use entrance marked 4515, then immediately

turn right, into the Chapel.