Hello and welcome to the official website of the St.
Louis Park Historical Society. We hope that the information
in these pages will be of interest to current and former
residents of the Park and others interested in our city.
We have a LOT going on, so please read the announcements
below and keep watching this space for updates!
WE HAVE MOVED!!
eleven great years at the Lenox Community Center, the St.
Louis Park Historical Society's office has moved. We
are grateful to the School District for the use of the Lenox
space, which will now be repurposed for Senior Center use.
We are VERY excited about our new office space, located at
3546 Dakota Ave. So., Suite C.
Follow this link to see
our new home!
also have a new phone number: 952-583-9893.
Call us day or night and leave a message, and we'll get
right back to you.
COME SEE US!
You are invited to visit our
office each Thursday morning from 10 to noon to do research
or just chat with other Park history nuts! We are also
open by appointment: feel free to
Our next board meeting is at
our office on December 2 at 7 pm. All are welcome to
BECOME A MEMBER!
There are two
ways to support us by becoming a member:
Download and fill out a
membership form and mail a check to the address on
the form, or
Donate or join/renew online at
www.giveMN.org There you can use your credit card or PayPal to make a
donation or join or renew your membership. If your
payment is for a
membership, please provide name and address.
All memberships and donations are 100 percent
tax-deductible. Thank you for your support!!
CHANGES FOR 2015
memberships will be $25, and family memberships $35.
All new members will receive a copy of our book of memoirs,
Something in the Water.
Starting on January 1,
2015, memberships will be tracked from when they were
received instead of on a calendar basis. All
current memberships remain up for renewal on January 1.
Copies of the
Re-Echo newsletter will be sent in regular mail only to
paid members who request them. This is due to the cost
of postage and the high number of newsletters that have been
being mailed to non-members. Remember that the
Re-Echo is always posted to our website, and members can
also request an email with the copy attached. Copies
will continue to be available at City Hall, the St. Louis
Park Library, Park Shores, TowerLight, and at our office at
3546 Dakota Ave., Suite C.
YOUR HISTORY IS HERE
To negotiate this extensive website, click on "St. Louis Park History" on the
left, where the pages are organized into categories.
You can also use the Index
to find a particular subject. Although there are some
businesses and people in the overall Index, more complete
listings are in separate
Business and People
The information presented comes from a variety of sources,
including newspapers, books, yearbooks, phone
directories, interviews, Facebook posts, and materials
collected by the founder of the Society, Marie Hartmann. As
memories aren't always perfect, we shall only quote the 1915
St. Louis Park Herald: "I
know not what the truth may be, I tell these things as told
to me." We welcome any additions and
corrections. Please contact us with your contributions and comments.
Click Here for
information on upcoming class reunions, parties, and class
websites, and please
if you have
information on others. Thanks!
whimsical look at the history of St. Louis Park,
click here to see a
play performed by the Harmony Theatre Company and School on
the occasion of our 125th anniversary.
a look at an anthology of History Minutes produced by Scott
Smith of the City's Community TV Department, called "Back
in the Day."