About the Historical Society
Research Resources
Brookside Timeline
Something in the Water
The Re-Echo
Contact Us


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! 


To negotiate this extensive website, click on St. Louis Park History, where the pages are organized into categories. 





Office hours are every Saturday from 1 to 4 pm.  Drop by to see our collection, do research, and chat about Park History.  We are also open by appointment.


Our next board meeting is at our office on April 7, 2015, at 7 pm. All are welcome to attend.


Our office is located at 3546 Dakota Ave. So., Suite C.  Follow this link to see our new home!  Please note that the office is on the second floor and there is no elevator.


Our phone number is 952-583-9893.  Call us day or night and leave a message, and we'll get right back to you. 




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. 

All memberships and donations are 100 percent tax-deductible.  Thank you for your support!!



  • Individual memberships are $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. 

  • 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.



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.