Wood Lake Nature Center with Bob Glancy

Wood Lake Nature Center 6710 Lake Shore Drive, Richfield, MN

How much can a lake and its surroundings change in 180 years? You might be surprised when you see and hear about this Richfield gem. In this fast-moving PowerPoint presentation, you'll learn about the years when it became a dry field with trees growing in it, as well as the good times when it was […]

Irvine Park walking tour

Irvine Park 251 Walnut St., St. Paul, MN

The tour of Irvine Park, one of St. Paul’s earliest residential neighborhoods will be led by Richard Kronick, co-author, with artist Jeanne Kosfeld, of Neighborhood Architecture — Irvine Park, St. Paul: a coloring book. An optional lunch follows at Waldmann Brew Pub, St. Paul’s oldest extant commercial building. Registration will be limited to 25 people. […]

Cottage City Transitions – walking tour with Peter Sussman

Since 1883 Cottage City has experienced ongoing transition. From the beginning, modest lake cottages built on small lots south of Lake Calhoun/Bde Maka Ska have been replaced by increasingly large homes. Our tour will recall the initial community and consider the twin impacts of evolving design styles and recent larger scale building.

ABCFM Dakota and Ojibwe Missions in the 1830s: How similar were they?

In the 1830s Boston's American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) made a major Protestant outreach to Native Americans. Ironically, it approved Rev. Jedediah D. Stevens' plan for a mission with Chief Maȟpíya Wičhášta (Cloudman) and his Ȟeyáta Othuŋwe village (at Bde Maka Ska) after laymen Samuel and Gideon Pond had already begun an […]

The History of Two Historic Neighborhood Churches: Linden Hills Congregational United Church of Christ and Edina Morningside Community Church

Edina Morningside Community Church 4201 Morningside Rd., Edina, MN

This program tells the story of two churches–their history, their architecture, and their neighborhoods. Linden Hills Congregational Church grew out of the Union Sunday School, which began meeting in 1896. By 1903, charter members had built a frame church building at 42nd and Upton designed by George H. Keith. The Linden Hills congregation later provided […]