Wayzata, a charming and vibrant community on the shores of Lake Minnetonka, has a colorful legacy in the history of Minnesota. Explore our site and learn about the history and culture of our part of America.
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First Ever Cemetery Stroll and Thank You Celebration!
Saturday, June 1st 2013
10:30am to 12:15pm
Wayzata Historical Society will celebrate its first pioneer settlers with a stroll through the oldest cemetery in town. Join us Saturday, June 1 at the cemetery adjacent to the Universalist Unitarian Church of Minnetonka at the corner of Rice and Walker Streets. This cemetery has many stories to tell and you will hear a number of them from the settlers themselves. You will meet a sharpshooter from the Civil War, the first station agent for the Wayzata train station, the man who started Wayzata's first church, library, as well as leading Wayzata's temperance movement and many others.
Following the 'stroll', join us for a celebration at the church honoring the contributions of local organizations and individuals who have helped the Wayzata Historical Society make significant improvements to this historical landmark.
WHS July Program
Thursday, July 11, 2013
At The Historic Wayzata Depot
Join us Thursday, July 11 for our summer program, the History of Lake Street Hardware stores. Our annual business meeting will begin the evening at 6:30 p.m. with the program immediately following at 7:00 p.m.
Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic dinner (if you choose) and enjoy a stroll down Lake Street at the turn of the century as we wander through "hardware history." As always, there will be time for socializing and ice cream following the program.
Please join us as we celebrate summer along our beautiful lakeshore.
Stubbs Bros. Hardware Store: 1904