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Something in the Water
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WELCOME!

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!!


After 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! 

 

We 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 contact us.

 

Our next board meeting is at our office on December 2 at 7 pm.  All are welcome to attend.


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

  • Individual 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 indices. 

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.


 

NOTES

 

Click Here for information on upcoming class reunions, parties, and class websites, and please contact us if you have information on others.  Thanks!

 

For a 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.

 

Also take a look at an anthology of History Minutes produced by Scott Smith of the City's Community TV Department, called "Back in the Day."  They're fun!

 

 


 

 

This information comes from a variety of sources: newspapers, books, yearbooks, phone directories, interviews, etc. Given the varied sources, we cannot guarantee that all of this information is correct, and welcome any additions and corrections. Please contact us with your contributions and comments.