The Museum of Lake Minnetonka

The Museum of Lake Minnetonka is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which has served the Twin Cities area with a unique, historical experience since incorporating in 2004. As one of the only “living history” museums in the region, our mission is to preserve Lake Minnetonka’s history through acquiring, restoring, and presenting items that help tell the story of the lake’s colorful past.

The volunteers of the MLM are the stewards and operators of the streetcar steamboat Minnehaha, providing 10,000 rides aboard the vessel annually. In addition to this, the MLM safekeeps a collection of historic documents, photographs, and artifacts in its archives and shares a welcome center with the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce where books, prints, and memorabilia are available for purchase.

As an all-volunteer, membership-based organization, we wholeheartedly thank the members and volunteers who make our efforts possible. With the help of all our supporters, we are determined to preserve and promote the history of Lake Minnetonka for generations to come.

Museum of Lake Minnetonka