Edina Historical Society news:
Make history! Support the Edina Historical Society this year
Have you enjoyed seeing photos from Edina's (and YOUR) past on our website and Facebook page? Have we made you smile and remember things like the puppet wagon, John Denver performing at the high school, neighborhood institutions like Tastee Treat or Clancy Drug?
Help us continue to scan photos, collect our past, answer "history mysteries" and ensure we preserve Edina's history for future generations. Support the Edina Historical Society through our GiveMN site: https://givemn.org/organization/Edina-Historical-Society or mail a check to Edina Historical Society, 4711 West 70th Street, Edina, MN 55435.
Every donation, small and large, helps us collect, preserve and tell Edina history. A $25 donation or more gives you membership in the Edina Historical Society and access to even more stories in our quarterly newsletter and early notice of great events like our annual Antique Appraisal and 2015 Historic Home Tour.
Make some Edina history! We don't just tell history - we tell YOUR story. 2014 donations will help us set our budget for 2015. Please give today! The Edina Historical Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit; your donation is tax deductible as allowed by law.
Explore "Edina on the Map" at Edina History Museum
Explore how your neighborhood and the city of Edina grew and changed through maps! The Edina History Museum's newest exhibit "Edina on the Map" shows which neighborhoods developed because of the new transportation options in the early 1900s - the streetcar line and the Dan Patch passenger train -- and which grew because of other influences.
The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular museum hours: Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m; and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon. Book a personalized program and tour for your group or neighborhood association by emailing us. Allow two weeks' notice or more to schedule speaker Frank Cardarelle, a second generation Edina surveyor.
The museum is located at 4711 West 70th Street in Arneson Acres Park.
Now seeking Edina hockey items for upcoming exhibit
The Edina Historical Society is looking for artifacts that tell the history of Edina hockey for an upcoming exhibit.
Whether you played peewees or pros, on the girls' teams or the boys', for the Cougars or the Hornets, we want your uniforms, photos, sticks, skates and stories. The items can be loaned, for return at the end of the year-long exhibit, or donated.
Call Marci at 612-928-4577 or email her to find out more or if you are interested in planning related events, such as a reunion or game, to celebrate Edina's great hockey tradition.
Join, donate, volunteer!
Make a difference in what we can do to preserve Edina's history. Your support helps us transcribe the diaries of Edina's black pioneers, record the memories of our community history-makers, purchase archival supplies to preserve Edina artifacts and much more!
The Edina Historical Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Your donation is tax-deductible as allowed by law. Become a member or send a donation by credit card via GiveMN.
Joyce's Bakery at 44th and France
Check out our blog for great stories on Edina's "history mysteries," fun items from our collection, cool photos and more.
We tell your story.
If you live in Edina, Minnesota, we're the best place to find the history of your home, your school, your neighborhood and your organization. The Edina Historical Society has worked since 1969 to collect, preserve and tell the history of our community as it has grown from a mill town to a mall suburb.