Edina Historical Society news:
Saturday, Sept. 13 - Seventh annual Antique Appraisal event
Ever wondered what a family heirloom or garage sale find is worth? Find out at the seventh annual Edina Historical Society Antique Appraisal Event on Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Edina Senior Center.
Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. Program begins at 10 a.m. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. This popular event has sold out the past four years. Send in your check today to reserve your spot!
Cost is $10 per item, limit three items per person. To register, send your check payable to Edina HIstorical Society, 4711 West 70th Street, Edina, MN 55435. Include a brief description of the item. To receive confirmation of your registration, please include your email or a self-addressed stamped envelope or postcard.
Well-known local appraisers Bonnie Lindberg and James Marrinan will give oral appraisals of the objects, as well as provide interesting facts about their historic uses and unique qualities. Because of time limitations, appraisers cannot review dolls, watches or jewelry. Please bring only items you can carry safely yourself. We do not assist with transport.
Generously sponsored by The Waters Senior Living.
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.
Historical Society wins Mayor's Service Club of Year award
EHS President Dan Latham (left) and long-time board member Frank Cardarelle (right) accepted the Service Club of the Year Award from Mayor Jim Hovland at the city's annual volunteer awards ceremony in April. The Society was honored for its work coordinating the Quasquicentennial, celebrating the city's 125th anniversary in 2013, as well as its ongoing work collecting, preserving and telling the history of the community. Photo courtesy the Rotary Club of Edina
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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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.
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Check out our blog for great stories on Edina's "history mysteries," fun items from our collection, cool photos and more.
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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.