Cottage City Transitions – walking tour with Peter Sussman

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 From the beginning, modest lake cottages built on small lots south of Bde Maka Ska have been replaced by bigger homes.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

We will meet at the southeast corner of Thomas Avenue South and West Bde Maka Ska Parkway.
The tour will be held rain or shine — except if an electrical storm is forecasted the morning of the tour.

Suggested donation at the walking tour will be $5 for non-members of LHHSG.

Register for one of the two tours. Attendance is limited to 25.

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

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 help to the founding members of the Morningside church as they sought meeting space. This began an enduring relationship between the two congregations each of which helped shape neighborhood life. The Edina Morningside Community Church building was designed by Harry Wild Jones.

Suggested donation is $5 for non-members of LHHSG. An optional lunch at Hilltop Restaurant, 5101 Arcadia Ave, Edina, MN 55436, follows. RSVP on this page for lunch by Wednesday, November 29, or call (612) 799-5141. Everyone is welcome.

Origins of the Minneapolis Sound: The Twin Cities Music Scene from the ’60s to the Prince Era

The 1960s was an explosive time for Minnesota music, as a generation of teenagers inspired by early rock ‘n’ roll and R&B formed their first bands. Join Rick Shefchik, author of Everybody’s Heard About the Bird: The True Story of 1960s Rock ‘N’ Roll in Minnesota, and Andrea Swensson, author of Got to Be Something Here: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound, for a musical presentation about this influential, vibrant period in local music.

Suggested donation is $5 for non-members of LHHSG. Everyone is welcome.

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 independent Dakota mission.

To give us perspective on Stevens and the Pond brothers, Linda Bryan will present a geographic timeline overview of the ABCFM’s various Dakota missions and will compare it to the ABCFM’s Ojibwe missions in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Linda is a former social studies teacher who volunteers at historic sites.

Suggested donation is $5 for non-members of LHHSG. Everyone is welcome.