THE EDEN PRAIRIE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Historical Society presents engaging, family-friendly exhibitions with participatory activities that tell the remarkable stories of our city – past, present, and future. We also offer popular public programs and special events.
The Eden Prairie Historic Society and Museum
is located in the lower level of the City Center
8080 Mitchell Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
The operating days and times are Mondays, 1:30-4:30pm
Your donation is your admission to our museum. We don’t charge a fixed admission fee but look to your generosity to help make history accessible to all in our community, removing barriers for those who otherwise not be able to experience our region’s history.
WHILE YOU ARE HERE
No pets. Service animals are welcome.
Photography is permitted. Tag us!
You may be photographed or videotaped while inside the museum. Speak with an Associate if you prefer to opt-out.
With the responsibility to protect its past, the Society's mission is to gather, preserve, and protect Eden Prairie's historic artifacts and memorabilia; share the stories of its people and places with audiences of all ages; foster an understanding and appreciation for historic preservation.
It is our responsibility to gather, preserve, & protect the history of
Eden Prairie for generations to come
Members of the Board outside the Geisler- Dorenkemper House
Bob Bowes, Devyn Stanton, Paul Thorpe, Bob Prince, Duane Hookom (back row)
Mary Meier, Tom Achartz, Kathie Case,
Kelley Regan, Chris Honaas Wildfang
Not Pictured: Ann Higgins, Suzanne Pokey Berg, Kati Simons, Elizabet Meyer
DEDICATED TO ERNIE SCHULDHEISS
The first Eden Prairie history website was created by Ernie Schuldheiss, and we are honored to begin this website journey by dedicating the site to the memory of our wonderful friend Ernie.
Ernie came to Eden Prairie in 1957, and his deep love for the community began immediately. His family's home was on the east side of Riley Lake next to what is now the Riley-Jacques Park.
Ernie graduated from Eden Prairie High School in 1966 as a great schoolmate and an outstanding athlete.
Ernie had a passion for history. Not only for Eden Prairie but for the surrounding communities as well. His in-home office walls were lined floor to ceiling with microfilm of historical information he had tirelessly collated. Eden Prairie pioneer family and friends speak with a deep appreciation of Ernie's historical research. When Ernie called to share historical information with them, they were often times unaware of many of the past events and happenings of their own families.
Most importantly, Ernie was a true friend to all who knew him. To that memory, this website is dedicated to the memory of Ernie Schuldheiss.