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Westonka Historical Society

Westonka Historical Society

5341 Maywood Road

Mound, MN 55364

Phone: (952) 472-9800




Past Events - 2016


Jan 9, 2016       History Talk - Indigenous Inhabitants of our Area of Hennepin County, by Dean Sather,

                        from the Minnesota  History Center, St. Paul.

Held at: Lake Minnetonka Shores, in Spring Park, MN.  


Feb 13, 2016     History Talk - Product Design at Tonka Toys, by Ron Pauly                            

Held at: Lake Minnetonka Shores, in Spring Park, MN.           


Feb 21, 2016     Fundraiser - An Afternoon of “Cocktails, Coffee, Dessert and a Duo“

                         featuring Nuance/a duo                            

Held at: Burl Oaks Golf Club, in Minnetrista, MN.


Mar 12, 2016     History Talk - Mathias S. Cook, our Cook’s Bay namesake, Mary McKenzie.                            

Held at: Lake Minnetonka Shores, in Spring Park, MN.


Apr 9, 2016       Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate? Cathy Bailey.  

Held at: Lake Minnetonka Shores, in Spring Park, MN.  


May 14, 2016    History Talk -Boathouses of Lake Minnetonka, Mary McKenzie,

                         an introductory history of boathouses from the 1880s to today.             

Held at: Lake Minnetonka Shores, Spring Park, MN.


May 21, 2016    Trista Day, Minnetrista, MN, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm - rain or shine.


June 4, 2016     Grand Re-Opening - Westonka History Museum.


June 5, 2016     10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance, Classic cars and Classic Tonka Toys.                             

Held at: the Excelsior Commons, Excelsior, MN.


July 10, 2016     Glensheen performance.​


Jul 15 & 16, 2016    Spirit of the Lakes, at Surfside Park and Beach, Mound, MN.


July 17, 2016     Minnetonka Beach Annual Summer Picnic


Aug 6 , 2016      Dog Days Westonka, Summer fun for pets & their people.


Sep 17, 2016     Fundraiser - House of Moy Dinner, co-sponsored with the Gillespie Center.                       

Held at: Gillespie Center, in Mound, MN.

Sept 18, 2016     Navarre Community Festival, 11am to 2 pm, Navarre Park, Lyric Avenue, Navarre, MN.


Oct 8, 2016        History Talk - Classroom Voices - Early school days in western Hennepin County, by Pam Myers.                          Held at: Lake Minnetonka Shores, Spring Park, MN. 


Nov 12, 2016     History Talk - Upper Lake Hotels, by Scott McGinnis.                          

Held at: Lake Minnetonka Shores, Spring Park, MN.


Dec 10, 2016      History Talk - Going to Work-The New Deal in Minnesota, by Doug Ohman, photographer.

  Held at: Lake Minnetonka Shores, Spring Park, MN.