Edina Historical Society news:
Museum closed for collections care in March
The Edina History Museum will be closed from until April 9 so that staff can work on cataloguing and preserving the collection. Please email the museum or call 612-928-4577 if you have a question that cannot wait until April.
Free program on genetic genealogy on March 12
Join us on Thursday, March 12 for “Getting the Most out of your Genetic Genealogy DNA Test” by Dianne Plunkett Latham, Monument Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Registrar. Program is free but RSVP by March 5 to DAR.Dianne@comcast.net.
The program begins at noon at the Edina History Museum Terrace Room, 4711 West 70th Street. Bring a brown bag lunch; dessert and refreshments will be provided. A WiFi connection is available. so bring your laptop and follow along live.
Edina hockey Coach Ikola to speak at April 25 program
Former Edina hockey coach Willard Ikola, who helped create the Hornet hockey dynasty, will speak at the Edina History Museum, 4711 West 70th Street, on Saturday, April 25, at 1 p.m.
The public is invited to attend the free event as well as to bring items to loan or donate for the upcoming exhibit on the history of Edina boys and girls hockey, including Park and Rec and high school programs.
Ikola will reflect on the 65 years of Edina hockey... you'll like Ike too!
Info: 612-928-4577 or email.
2015 house tour features homes by architect John Howe
The most popular question after the Edina Historical Society's wildly successful 2013 Historic House Tour was, "When are you having another one?" The answer: Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, when three homes by architect John Howe will be open to the public. As a preview to the tour, authors Jane King Hession and Tim Quigley will present a program in August (date TBA) on the noted architect, known as the "pencil in Frank Lloyd Wright's hand." See our Upcoming Events page for more information.)
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.
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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.