Then & Now

The James J. Hill Days festival combines history and new traditions to create Wayzata’s largest community event.
Dance and fashion crazes from the lake area’s dancehall days.
Excelsior’s noon whistle helps the city stay on time.
Men’s clothier J. Novachis moves to the lake from Edina.
Lake Minnetonka author explores the fishing culture of Minnesota.
West Hennepin History Center has a new name and a timeless mission.
Boy Scouts help revamp local historical society.
Author creates a career highlighting some of the Twin Cities’ best-designed homes and architectural standouts.
The historic Schmid farmstead is added to the National Register of Historic Places.