Education & Community

Boat Tour: Historic Hotels and Boarding Houses of Lower Lake Minnetonka

Join the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society and local historian Scott McGinniss for a cruise aboard the Steamboat Minnehaha to see the sites of hotels and boarding houses that once dotted the shores of lower Lake Minnetonka.

McGinniss is the author of Excelsior's Waterfront and A Directory of Old Boats.

Tickets are $20 for members of the ELMHS and $30 for non-members. Guests will board at 6:45 p.m. on Monday, August 11 at Bayside Grille and depart at 7:00 p.m. Read more about Boat Tour: Historic Hotels and Boarding Houses of Lower Lake Minnetonka

Tapping History: Danceland Burning

Tapping History is a monthly event presented by Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society, it is a free public event with roatating speakers on the history of Lake Minnetonka. The event takes place the second Monday of each month.

Danceland Burning: Big Reggie, Rolling Stones & 40 years of music memories at Danceland. This will be an open mic format for anyone to speak on their experiences and share memories at Danceland and the Rolling Stones Concert in 1964.

Come have a pint & reflect on the history of Danceland! Read more about Tapping History: Danceland Burning

Grimm Farmhouse Open House

Travel back to the 1870s at the Wendelin Grimm farm. This historic homestead was the residence of the German immigrant whose experiments with alfalfa had a far-ranging impact on agriculture. Learn about Wendelin Grimm and experience what life was like on an 1800s farm with hands-on work. Free. 1 p.m. Grimm Farm Historic Site, 7025 Victoria Drive, Victoria; 763.694.7650; threeriversparks.org Read more about Grimm Farmhouse Open House

The iPhone and Outdoor Photography

What might an iPhone have to do with nature? Learn from professional photographer and illustrator Carlyn Iverson how to use your iPhone or smartphone to shoot, edit and publish amazing nature photography. In this class, you will experiment with applications available to enhance your photography. Bring along your smartphone and even a laptop if you’d like to explore more editing capabilities. $90 members/$110 non-members. 10 a.m. Read more about The iPhone and Outdoor Photography

Operation Kidsafe Child Safety Event

Join Delmonico Dance, local law enforcement, first responders and Operation Kidsafe for a free child safety fair. There will be an ice cream truck for the kids.  Parents will receive a lifetime record of their child's digital fingerprints and a form that is ready to hand to law enforcement in an emergency, as well as valuable safety tips. Operation Kidsafe uses the latest equipment like the FBI and Secret Service. Read more about Operation Kidsafe Child Safety Event

Excelsior Girl's Night Out Opening Night

The first Excelsior Girl's Night Out of the season kicks off in downtown Excelsior on Thursday June 5.This season Excelsior Girl's Night Out is partnering with Go Red For Women and the American Heart Association. Come out opening night for exclusive Girl's Night Out store and restaurant specials.  Enjoy live music right on Water St. Meet the women of the Excelsior Fire Department who will be doing hands only CPR demos.  Tour the famous Mammo-a-go-go Mammogram bus or get a mammogram. To schedule a mammogram during the evening of June 5th call 952-993-2900. Read more about Excelsior Girl's Night Out Opening Night

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