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Westonka Historical Society

Westonka Historical Society

5341 Maywood Road

Mound, MN 55364

Phone: (952) 472-9800




What’s New?


WHS Interviewed 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.






Display at the Museum


Lake Minnetonka Native American Mound Sites















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


It would seem that these mounds were most often built in 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.


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:

Events

  

“Moore Cabin

on Cooks Bay”


by Liz Vandam


WHS presents historian and author Liz Vandam, a local resident and authority on the history of the Westonka area and its families. Liz shares her research on Moore Cabin, located on Cooks Bay.


Saturday, January 12, 2019

11 am-Noon


Lake Minnetonka Shores

4515 Shoreline Drive, Spring Park, MN.


Use entrance marked 4515, then immediately

turn right, into the Chapel.




Click here to see other upcoming events.