Edina History Museum
Mort and Katherin Arneson's gift of beauty
The Edina Historical Society offices and the Edina History Museum are located in a beautiful 14-acre city park called Arneson Acres. How did the park get its name? The "Acres" part of the name is easy to explain: the park lies on 14 acres of gardens and open green space. The Arneson name comes from Mort and Katherin Arneson, who donated their land to the city in 1969 as a way to preserve a bit of country life in the middle of the growing suburb.
The Edina Garden Council and the City of Edina plant and maintain more than 28 gardens in the park each year. For more information about the park, see the city's web site.
For more information about the Arnesons, see Issue 2, 2009 newsletter (below):