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
Directions and maps
Calendar of Events - 2013
Sept. 15: Historic Home Tour features three architectural eras
The Baird house
Homeowners of three distinctive styles of early Edina houses will open their doors to the public this fall. Visitors will see the 1886 George and Sarah Baird home on 50th Street, a Country Club District home and a Morningside bungalow. Tickets will cost $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Proceeds benefit the renovation of the Edina History Museum.
Contact Dianne Plunkett Latham, Tour Chair, 952-941-3542.
Tickets now available online at SeatYourself web store! (Service fee is 50 cents per ticket).
Sept. 21: Antique Appraisal event at Senior Center
Ever wondered what a family heirloom or garage sale find is worth? Find out at the sixth annual Edina Historical Society Antique Appraisal Event on Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Edina Senior Center.
Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Appraisals begin at 10 a.m. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. This popular event has sold out the past three years.
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 and phone number.
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. Refreshments provided by Edina Walgreens.
Oct. 10: Edina life told in "Tales of a (Desperate) Book Club"
Hear how a cluster of “trailing spouses,” arriving in Edina in the years around 1980, connected first through Edina Newcomers club and then through books. Hear how they read and talked together through those changing times, how the books they chose spurred and guided them into new arenas, and how, no longer moving on, they have made Edina their home.
Betty Johnson McGarry and other “desperates” share their story on Thursday, Oct.10, at the Fireside Room in the Senior Center/Library building. Program sponsors are the Edina Historical Society, the Friends of the Edina Library, and the Edina Reads program. The event will occur in tandem with the 50th anniversary celebration of the Edina Friends.
Dec. 12, 2013 - Founders' Day Celebration
Village Council meeting held at the Grange.
Celebrate Edina’s founding at Edina City Hall with a series of short vignettes showing key moments in the city’s history.
How you can participate: Perform a reading, skit, song or original piece that celebrates Edina’s 125 years of history. Plan on attending!
Contact: Joni Bennett, Founders’ Day Chair, 952-927-0661.
Calendar of Events - 2014
July 4 - Open house at Cahill School and Grange
Celebrate our nation's history on Monday, July 4, 2011, by visiting two important buildings from Edina's past, Cahill School (1864) and Minnehaha Grange Hall No. 398 (1879). The buildings, located at Tupa Park, will be open following the city's Independence Day parade.