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Ann Merriman, PhD and Christopher Olson, MA, founders and underwater archaeologists, Maritime Heritage Minnesota, will give an update on their recent underwater sonar surveys and archaeological investigations in lakes around Excelsior.

Doors open at 6:00 pm and seating is first come, first served. Free registration is required and there is a $5 suggested contribution at the door. To register, or for more information, visit, or contact the Society at [email protected] or 952-221-4766.

About Maritime Heritage Minnesota: Maritime Heritage Minnesota is now in its 18th year investigating our State's underwater and maritime archaeological sites within a not-for-profit paradigm. With the only two Underwater Archaeologists licensed to work in Minnesota, MHM also utilizes the skills of a small group of ethical volunteers. Near Excelsior, MHM has conducted sonar surveys and underwater archaeological investigations of Lake Minnetonka, Christmas Lake, Lake Minnewashta, and Lotus Lake. They are dedicated to the documentation, preservation, conservation of our States' finite maritime cultural resources. Learn more at

About Tapping History: Tapping History provides an opportunity to learn about the history of Lake Minnetonka in a casual and convivial atmosphere. The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society produces this series highlighting local history in word and image, presented by respected historians and passionate amateurs alike.
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 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

The Details
November, 7 p.m.