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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 welcome any additions and corrections. Please contact us with your contributions and comments.

To get started, 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, and materials collected by the founder of the Society, Marie Hartmann. One of the most important sources of information comes from the unpublished manuscript St. Louis Park:  A Story of a Village.  It was written in 1952 by U of M student Norman Thomas, who had access to a tremendous number of documents that have since been lost or destroyed. 

 

FUTURE MEETINGS:

 

Our next meeting will be on May 6, 2014 in the Card Room at the Lenox Community Center, Minnetonka Blvd. at Hampshire Ave. As always, we welcome all members and guests!

 

Starting in June, our meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of the month at the Historic Milwaukee Road Depot, 37th and Brunswick, at 7:00 pm.


Thursday office hours at Lenox Community Center are 10 to Noon or by appointment.
 

NOTES:

 

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!

 

CLASS REUNIONS

 

It's getting to be that time again!  Click Here for information on upcoming class reunions, and please contact us if you have information on others.  Thanks!
 

 

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.