Friday, October 22, 2021 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Edina History Museum/Terrace Room Have you ever stopped to wonder how your street got its name? Many of our street names are a reflection of Edina’s history and development. Whether derived from geologic features, names and nationalities of early settlers, adjacent communities or former property owners, every street has a story to tell. Join us for a trip down Memory Lane (literally) as our speaker shares his years of research into the stories behind many of Edina’s roadways. You may just learn something new about the street where you live!
Friday, December 3, 2021 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Edina History Museum/Terrace Room This popular program SOLD OUT the last three years, so we are bringing it back for another holiday season! For 100 years Dayton’s department store helped Minnesotans celebrate Christmas. We will look at how Dayton’s made the Christmas season magical by reviewing various window displays, unique gifts, store promotions, Santa Land, the unforgettable auditorium displays, along with a general history of the Minneapolis retail store. We will also look at the behind the scenes action by examining anecdotes from the management and the ever-helpful store employees, who made the name Dayton’s synonymous with Christmas shopping.