Edina Historical Society news:
Tour Edina's historic Jewish cemetery on Tuesday, July 21
In 1887, Minneapolis Jewish immigrants looked for land for a cemetery just outside the Minneapolis city limits. They found a beautiful site along Minnehaha Creek in what was then Richfield Township.
Adath Yeshurun Cemetery, still at 56th and France Avenue in Edina, is the second oldest Jewish cemetery in the Minneapolis area. The oldest -- Temple Israel, located at 4153 Third Avenue -- was founded in 1876 as Montfiore Cemetery.
Learn more about the history of this Edina landmark on a walking tour led by Peter Sussman, architect and historian who also has led tours of Lakewood Cemetery as well as walking tours for the Edina Historical Society and Preserve Minneapolis.
The event, co-sponsored with the city’s Heritage Preservation Board, will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21.
Thanks to support from Adath Yeshurun Cemetery manager Dan Kantar, the tour will include a visit to the chapel on the grounds and light refreshments. The event is free. Reservations are not required.
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 on Thursday, Aug. 20, on the noted architect, known as the "pencil in Frank Lloyd Wright's hand." See our Upcoming Events page for more information.)
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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