Westonka Historical Society

Westonka Historical Society

5341 Maywood Road

Mound, MN 55364

Phone: (952) 472-9800

What’s New?

Exploratory Grant Project Begins

Westonka Historical Society, with Deephaven, Excelsior-Lake Mtka, Mtka, Museum of Lake Mtka, and Wayzata Historical Societies, received a Heritage Grant from the MN Historical Society. Together, the societies are using this grant to engage Arts Consulting Group (ACG) to evaluate a range of alliance opportunities. The consultant role will review and recommend options along the strategic alignment spectrum—from collaboration to shared services to consolidation. ACG has worked with a wide range of organizations in the creative industries. They will analyze all aspects of our organizations (missions, programs, collections & constituents), collect data and stakeholder opinions through online surveys and community events to be announced. Ultimately, a final report will be completed by summer 2021 enabling participating organization boards to determine the best course of action to improve preservation, interpretation and access to Lake Mtka history. As a history supporter, WHS greatly needs and welcomes your input in surveys, questionnaires and related activities. Watch your email and mailbox to help determine the future of preserving, interpreting and sharing Lake Minnetonka history.

Museum artifacts now online

Westonka Historical Society recently completed Phase 1 of our museum inventory effort. As a result of the software we are now using for our inventory, our artifacts can now be shown online. We are showing a brief description and photo of each artifact.

Phase 1 inventory entailed the storage room of the museum, which now has been inventoried. We are planning on inventorying the main museum room on Level 4 of our museum, next. The remainder will be completed in months to follow.

The artifacts which have been inventoried are available for online viewing immediately. The remainder will be available periodically, as we proceed with our inventory effort.

Our artifacts are displayed within a state-wide shared webpage titled: MN COLLECTIONS, sponsored by the Minnesota Alliance of Local History museums (MALHM).

MN COLLECTIONS WHS website: https://mncollections.org/WHS

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 since January 2019:

Upcoming Events

History Talk 

Birkholz Family

and Minnetonka Beach

By Kathy Kullberg

- Postponed to a future date -

Research historian Kathy Kullberg presenting the lives of Eugenie and John Birkholz and the history of their home in Minnetonka Beach.

Free and open to the public.

No tickets or reservations needed.

Doors open at 10:30 am.

Lake Minnetonka Shores

Community Room

4515 Shoreline Drive, Spring Park, MN.

Use entrance marked 4515, then immediately

turn right, into the chapel.

Click here to see other upcoming events.