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!
WE HAVE MOVED!!
BOARD MEMBER OPENING
Seven new, energetic, and extremely motivated people have joined our Board of Directors since September. Would you like to join them? There is an opening for a Trustee with a two-year term. If you would like to apply, Click Here for an application form and information. This may the most exciting time to participate in the Historical Society, so join the fun! The application due date is November 7, 2014.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
October 30: Office hours will be held at our new space at 3546 Dakota Ave. So., Suite C. We are unpacked, and have more materials than ever at hand, including phone books, Echowans, Echos, and our bound copies of the St. Louis Park Dispatch!
November 5: Our next board meeting will be held at 7 pm at our new office at 3546 Dakota Ave. So., Suite C. Note that this is on a Wednesday instead of our usual Tuesday so as not to conflict with Election Day. Also note that this space is up a flight of stairs and not handicapped accessible.
November 13: GIVE TO THE MAX DAY. Donations made on that day through giveMN.org (see below) go further and make the Historical Society eligible for bonuses if we raise certain thresholds. Please check with your employer for matching fund opportunities as well.
The Historical Society is in need of new members to keep us moving forward. We're not looking for dues as much as the support for the work that the Historical Society does. We also need new active members, and people to serve on our committees. Won't you consider joining the Society and getting active in the preservation of our city's past and present, for those in the future?
There are two ways to join or renew your membership:
CHANGES FOR 2015
Membership, which is on a calendar basis, is changing for 2015. Individual memberships will be $25, and family memberships $35. All new members will receive a copy of our book of memoirs, Something in the Water.
Also, 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.
YOUR HISTORY IS HERE
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.