Westonka Historical Society

Westonka Historical Society

5341 Maywood Road

Mound, MN 55364

Phone: (952) 472-9800

What’s New?

Tonka Toys Room Featured on

KSTP Television

KSTP television recently interviewed Ron Pauly and Pam Myers, regarding the history of Tonka Toys in Mound MN, and our Tonka Toys room at the museum. The story aired on March 2, 2020.

Click here to view the story online.

Grant for Microfilm Rolls

Westonka Historical Society has received a grant to acquire primary resources on microfilm. We had received a donated microfilm reader and printer last summer, but had no access to microfilm rolls. We plan to purchase microfilm rolls of local historic publications, dated from as early as 1887 up to 2006. The microfilm rolls should be available for use by this fall.

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 website: https://mncollections.org/

WHS page: 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.

Adhering to the CDC recommendations during this time of global health emergency, the WHS museum is closed,

and all WHS events are cancelled and will be rescheduled.

We are planning to

re-open later this summer.