The Edina Historical Society offers history-themed programming at two sites:
Edina History Museum
at Arneson Acres
4711 W. 70th Street
Edina, MN 55435
Cahill School & Grange
at Tupa Park
4816 Eden Avenue
Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon
or by appointment
The Edina Historical Society offers great resources for both Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts to earn badges that relate to local history.
Girl Scouts Juniors - Local Lore badge
Tour the Edina History Museum to discover the history of your community and neighborhood. We'll look at aerial photos of Edina in 1937, 1951 and 2000, look at maps through the years, and even find an old photo of your Edina house! Free by appointment during regular museum hours, or $50 per group outside of regular museum hours. Make reservations by calling 612-928-4577 or emailing us at least two weeks in advance of visit. We can personalize your visit - let us know what schools, neighborhoods, churches or other local landmarks you're interested in and we can have photos and information ready.
Girl Scouts Brownies - Listening to the Past badge
Our living history field trip programs at historic Cahill School and Minnehaha Grange Hall No. 398 are perfect for Brownies who want to earn their "Listening to the Past" badge.
Children will experience a 1900 school day, and play games of the pioneer period. They can dress up in pioneer clothing, if they choose, and bring a lunch in a kerchief or pail.
Cost is $180. Limit 30 children. Adults are free and we request a minimum of three adults with the group. For more information, call Schoolmarm Carol Khulman at 952-448-4022.
Boy Scouts - American Heritage merit badge
Visit two of Edina's oldest buildings, Cahill School and Minnehaha Grange Hall No. 398, which are both listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Discover the importance of the Grange, a farm organization, in Edina history. Learn what historic events took place in the Grange, including the decision to secede from Richfield Township to form the independent village of Edina in 1888.
Cost is $180. Limit 30 children. Adults are free and we request a minimum of three adults with the group. For more information, call Carol Kuhlman at 952-448-4022.