Wayzata Historical Society

June 28, 2021

Lake Minnetonka History Museums to Re-Open

Five Lake Minnetonka historical museums are reopening to the public in July. Each museum will be staffed by knowledgeable volunteers ready to welcome visitors back to the past and talk local history. 

Each museum will appeal to a broad audience of all ages and will feature Excelsior Amusement Park ...

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June 8, 2021

In Case You Missed It: National Recognition for the Section Foreman House

The Wayzata Historical Society, The Wayzata Heritage Preservation Board, The Wayzata Conservancy and the City of Wayzata are celebrating a decade long effort to have the Section Foreman House on the National Register of Historic Places. Congratulations and thank you to everyone who has and will work on this project!

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May 25, 2021

Section Foreman House is listed on National Register of Historic Places

After over a decade of coordinated effort by many within the community, the Section Foreman House has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.



Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the Register is the United States federal government’s official list of districts, sites, buildings and ...

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March 19, 2021

Six Lake Minnetonka Historical Organizations Request Input From Community

Input will be gathered via online survey and online town hall Zoom meetings.

Six historical organizations around Lake Minnetonka (Deephaven Historical Society, Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society, Minnetonka Historical Society, The Museum of Lake Minnetonka, Wayzata Historical Society, and Westonka Historical Society) are currently exploring how they can better serve the ...

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Feb. 11, 2021

Wayzata Historical Society: Wayzata + The Modern Movement

Recently, the Wayzata Historical Society produced this program entitled Wayzata + The Modern Movement. It was presented by Aaron Person and includes information on the Dayton-Burnet house on Ferndale Road and also features well known architects Frank Lloyd Wright, Philip Johnson, Ralph Rapson and more.

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