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Westonka Historical Society

Westonka Historical Society

5341 Maywood Road

Mound, MN 55364

Phone: (952) 472-9800




What’s New?


Lake Minnetonka History Organizations Collaboration Exploration Update


The WHS, in partnership with Deephaven Historical Society, Excelsior—Lake Minnetonka Historical Society, the Museum of Lake Minnetonka (owner of the streetcar boat Minnehaha), and Wayzata Historical Society, continue to explore collaboration opportunities to better serve the Lake Minnetonka area, now and for the future. Having completed a benchmarking study, stakeholder interviews, town hall meetings and a community/member survey, our consultant, Arts Consulting Group, is now conducting a financial analysis of the groups. The Joint Committee is currently exploring incremental consolidation models while all boards conduct site visits and learn more about each organization.



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 currently inventorying the main museum room on Level 4 of our museum. 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 webpage:

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

(Click on picture to enlarge)


Parking is on south side of Centennial Building

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Events


2022 UPCOMING EVENTS

~Free & open to the public~


Click here to see upcoming events.




New Product


This product is now offered for sale online and at the museum.












This street sign was located along County Road 15, when you entered Mound,

It welcomed drivers until the 1980s.


Size: 14" high x 11" wide x 1/8" thick.


Click here to buy one online.



The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as Active Duty and Reservists, National Guardsman (regardless of status), U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum. Visit: https://arts.gov/bluestarmuseums for a complete list of participating organizations.