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Westonka Historical Society

Westonka Historical Society

5341 Maywood Road

Mound, MN 55364

Phone: (952) 472-9800




Past Events


Aug 3, 2015      Fundraiser - An Evening with Kevin Sorbo                            

Held at: Gillespie Center, in Mound, MN. 


Sep 26, 2015     Fundraiser - House of Moy Dinner                            

Held at: Gillespie Center, in Mound, MN. 


Oct 10, 2015      History Talk - A Little Local History, by Kathleen Marie                            

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


Oct 14, 2015     Open House - Westonka Historical Society                            

Held at: Westonka History Museum, in Mound, MN. 


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.  


Jan 14, 2017       History Talk - Island Park, by Dale Swanson, children's book author,

                          "The Wild Ways-The Mystery of the Hanging Tree"                            

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


Feb 11, 2017       History Talk - Olympic Gold, Olympians from Minnesota, by Patrick Mader                            

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


Mar 11, 2017      History Talk - Lake Minnetonka Maps, by Paul Maravelas                            

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


Apr 8, 2017        History Talk - 101 Things to Do on Lake Minnetonka, by Chris Rogers                           

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


May 13, 2017      History Talk - Westonka Tour, Then & Now, by Jeff Magnuson                             

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


May 20, 2017      Trista Day, Minnetrista City offices, Minnetrista, MN, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm - rain or shine.


July 16, 2017       Minnetonka Beach Annual Summer Picnic


Jul 21-22, 2017    Spirit of the Lakes, at Surfside Park and Beach, Mound, MN.


Aug 12, 2017      Dog Days Westonka, Summer fun for pets & their people.


Sep 16, 2017       Fundraiser - House of Moy Dinner, co-sponsored with the Gillespie Center.                              

  Held at: Gillespie Center, in Mound, MN.


Sept 23, 2017      Fundraiser - Treasures Uncovered™                            

  Held at: Lake Minnetonka Shores, 4515 Shoreline Drive, Spring Park, MN  


Oct 6, 2017          2nd Annual Homecoming Alumni Breakfast                            

  Held at: Mound Westonka High School


Oct 11, 2017        Fundraiser - Surfside Pasta Dinner                            

  Held at: Surfside Bar & Grill, 2544 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN.


Oct 14, 2017        History Talk - "From Trails to Tracks to Paved Roads", by Bob Gasch                            

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


Oct 24, 2017        History on Tap - "Golden Grain Belt Beer & Rose Garden- The Story of Frederick Noerenberg"

                          by Bob Gasch.  Held at: Back Channel Brewing Co., Spring Park, MN


Nov 11, 2017       History Talk - "Streetcar Boats of Lake Minnetonka", by Aaron Isaacs                            

  Held at: Lake Minnetonka Shores, 4515 Shoreline Drive, Spring Park, MN. 


Jan 13, 2017       History Talk - "Lake Minnetonka Boats", by Scott McGinnis                  

              Held at: Lake Minnetonka Shores, 4515 Shoreline Drive, Spring Park, MN.    


Jan 16, 2018       History on Tap - "Product Design at Tonka Toys", by Ron Pauly

                          Held at: Back Channel Brewing Co., 4787 Shoreline Drive, Spring Park, MN  


Feb 10  2018      History Talk - "Pre-History of the Lake Minnetonka Area", by Dean Sather             

               Held at: Lake Minnetonka Shores, 4515 Shoreline Drive, Spring Park, MN.    


Mar 3, 2018        Open House: Honoring Pam Myers’ 10 year Presidency and past Presidents of the Westonka                                Historical Society. Held at: Centennial Building, 5341 Maywood Road, Mound, MN.


Mar 14, 2018        Fundraiser - Surfside Pasta Dinner                          

                           Held at: Surfside Bar & Grill, 2544 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN.  


Apr 17, 2018       History on Tap - "Archaeological Beverages", by Dean Sather

                          Held at: Back Channel Brewing Co., 4787 Shoreline Drive, Spring Park, MN    


May 12, 2018      History Talk - "Stolen from the Garden - Piper Kidnapping", by William Swanson                            

                          Held at: Lake Minnetonka Shores, 4515 Shoreline Drive, Spring Park, MN.    


May 19, 2018      Trista Day, Held at: Minnetrista City Offices, 7701 Co. Rd. 110 W., Minnetrista, MN.


June 9, 2018        “Trails to Libraries” History Walk

                           Began at: Hennepin County Library-Westonka, 2079 Commerce Blvd., Mound, MN. 


June 11, 2018      Fundraiser - Scotty B’s Buffet Dinner                            

                          Held at: Scotty B’s Restaurant, 2195 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN.


June 12, 2018      City of Minnetrista 3rd Annual Bus Tour, Minnetrista, MN,

                



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