The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society will present two walking tours of Excelsior’s historic Water Street on September 16, 2023, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Historian Scott D. McGinnis will begin the tours at the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society Museum, 305 Water Street and end at the Port of Excelsior on the shore of Lake Minnetonka. This portion of Water Street is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The tour will take about 30 minutes. The Society’s free museum will be open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Registration and a suggested contribution of $5.00 is requested at appledaytour.eventbrite.com. For more information contact the Society at email@example.com, 952-221-4766, or visit www.elmhs.org.
About the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society: Founded in 1972, the Society collects, preserves and shares the history of Deephaven, Excelsior, Greenwood, Shorewood and Tonka Bay. The Society’s Archives and Museum are open to the public and house one of the largest collections of Lake Minnetonka historical artifacts, documents and photographs in the area. A number of books about Lake Minnetonka history have been published by the Society and programs and initiatives have been created to share the history of the area with children and adults. For more information about the Society visit www.elmhs.org.The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society, Museum of Lake Minnetonka, Wayzata Historical Society and Westonka Historical Society are consolidating to form the Lake Minnetonka Historical Society on October 1, 2023. For More information about the consolidation visit www.elmhs.org/lmhs.