Upcoming Events

The Eden Prairie Historical Society and the Senior Center have joined forces for an upcoming event that will be lots of fun!  It's coming up soon, so spread the word (know any Red Hat Ladies?) and see you there!

"A Century of Hats"

Guest speaker Miss Heather, will be presenting her "Century of Hats, 1860 - 1960".  Heather brings with her a beautiful and extensive hat collection, that she will use to entertain, explain and stage an interactive Hat Show with willing guests as models.  From the Sunbonnet to the Pillbox, every decade has a story to tell.
This event takes place in the Garden Room of the E.P. City Center.  Refreshments will be served, and following the program, feel free to tour the newly remodeled History Center and Museum.

Wed. Oct. 12th,
9:15 - 11:30ish
Cost: $13

Payment / Registration can be made by dropping it off at the Senior Center in person, or via mail. Reg. code #30790
Senior Center: 8950 Eden Prairie Road, 55347
City Center: 8080 Mitchell Road, 55344

Do wear your favorite hat if you'd like!

*If you have any questions, please feel free to call me.  Kim Carlander, EP Historical Society Curator, 952-934-5995.

Smith - Douglas - More House

A Dunn Bros. Fundraising Event (To build a gazebo and re-build the shed) Long-forgotten boxes in the basement and attic of the Smith Douglas More House give us a glimpse of the life and times of the Eden Prairie, Minnesota families who lived here between 1877 and the 1990's.   Local artist Nancy Fisher created the designs for ten cards using scans of letters, pictures, and ephemera found in those boxes, along with items from the Eden Prairie Historical Society's collection.   The public is invited to the History Card Project's opening event at 7 pm on Monday, September 26th.  Meet the artist and members of the EP Historical Society, learn more about the history of the house, taste wines, and have the opportunity to purchase the cards.  Recently, the old shed on our property had to be taken down because it was no longer a sound structure.  Profits from the sales of these cards will be donated to the Eden Prairie Historical Society and to the City of Eden Prairie to help fund a new shed and gazebo on the Smith Douglas More house property.  The cards will be for sale at the Smith Douglas More House Dunn Bros Coffee shop and via mail order through www.EPHistoryCards.etsy.com.   The event will be held at the Smith Douglas More House Dunn Bros Coffee shop located at 8107 Eden Prairie Road, Eden Prairie, Minnesota.  For more information about the event or the History Card Project, visit http://edenprairiewest.dunnbros.com or contact Ann Schuster at dunnbros30@dunnbros.com.