Maplewood Area Historical Society

Maplewood Area Historical Society Where the heritage and history of the Maplewood area lives. Educating, Sharing, Preserving.

In June, 1993, a meeting was held at the Maplewood City Hall as the first step toward forming a historical society that was incorporated in 1997. A significant event occurred in 1999 when the Bruentrup family donated their farm buildings to the Society. Today, the Society holds many events, exhibits, programs and private rentals at the Farm throughout the year.

Mission: To preserve and interpret the history of Maplewood and its people and ensure this legacy is passed on to future generations.

Get outside today and visit us on the Bruentrup Heritage Farm! We have an open house - and you are ALL welcome to stop b...
07/07/2019

Get outside today and visit us on the Bruentrup Heritage Farm! We have an open house - and you are ALL welcome to stop by. Maybe bring a frisbee along and when you finish seeing the exhibits - play a game on the lawn!

Happening NOW! Come by our tent at “Light Up Maplewood” at Hazelwood Park and guess how old our arrowheads are! (You...
07/04/2019

Happening NOW! Come by our tent at “Light Up Maplewood” at Hazelwood Park and guess how old our arrowheads are! (You might win a prize...)

A gorgeous night for choreography in this beautiful historic barn... #sistersofswing
07/04/2019

A gorgeous night for choreography in this beautiful historic barn... #sistersofswing

Did you get your copy of Maplewood Living today? Thanks City of Maplewood!
07/03/2019

Did you get your copy of Maplewood Living today? Thanks City of Maplewood!

07/03/2019

MAHS’s caretaker Calvin Mulumba joined our dance rehearsal last night for “Beer Barrel Polka”! 😆 Be sure to get your tickets for SISTERS OF SWING!

Have you ever made mandala art? It’s easy, relaxing and beautiful. Sign your kids up for our Art & Creativity Camp, an...
07/02/2019

Have you ever made mandala art? It’s easy, relaxing and beautiful. Sign your kids up for our Art & Creativity Camp, and let them discover their inner artist! See Events for details.

07/02/2019

First night of choreography for SISTERS OF SWING! (Shout out to the University of Northwestern-St Paul for the show platforms.) 👊🏼💃🏼

Did you receive your Minnesota Good Age magazine yet? Did you see we're on the "Can't Miss" Calendar? Tickets are sellin...
07/01/2019

Did you receive your Minnesota Good Age magazine yet? Did you see we're on the "Can't Miss" Calendar? Tickets are selling like hotcakes today! Thanks Good Age!

06/29/2019

Our Saturday looks like THIS! Rehearsing SISTERS OF SWING. Got the A/C on and singing “Roll Out the Barrel.” We hope you’re snatching up tickets, folks. This is gonna be good!!!

Going to the cabin this weekend? Take a listen to this podcast on the Andrews Sisters, produced by The Current. It'll pr...
06/28/2019
The Current Rewind: The Andrews Sisters & Lynda Wells

Going to the cabin this weekend? Take a listen to this podcast on the Andrews Sisters, produced by The Current. It'll prep you for seeing SISTERS OF SWING!

The Andrews Sisters, the vocal trio who sold nearly 100 million records during their lifetimes, came to symbolize the United States during WWII. You'd think their story is settled. But in this episode, Lynda Wells -- Maxene's manager and longtime companion -- shares another side of the outgoing midd...

06/28/2019
We are ac-cent-uating the POSITIVE!

Day #3 of rehearsal for SISTERS OF SWING - and we are ac-cent-uating the positive with Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters. Do we need a song like this right now? Yes, yes we do.

Our piano was loaded in today, for SISTERS OF SWING. Thanks to “Triple Espresso—a highly caffeinated comedy” for l...
06/27/2019

Our piano was loaded in today, for SISTERS OF SWING. Thanks to “Triple Espresso—a highly caffeinated comedy” for lending it! 🎹 👍🏼

06/26/2019

Did you know that this place runs by mostly volunteer help? We LOVE our volunteers! ❤️👏👏👏 #thankyou

Deadline coming up! If you want to place an ad in our SISTERS OF SWING show program, get on it right now. The deadline i...
06/26/2019

Deadline coming up! If you want to place an ad in our SISTERS OF SWING show program, get on it right now. The deadline is July 1st. Don't miss the chance to get a captive audience for your business (and support the Maplewood Area Historical Society at the same time)!

06/25/2019
First rehearsal for SISTERS OF SWING!

Last night we sang/played through the musical score for the first time. Here's a peek! Scramble to get your tickets, folks. If they're this good on the first try, you can bet our barn is going to be rockin'!

First rehearsal for SISTERS OF SWING, happening NOW!
06/25/2019

First rehearsal for SISTERS OF SWING, happening NOW!

Hayrides! Ice cream! Games! Fake cows! Butter-shaking-butter-making! Jazz on the porch! Outdoor fun! Dairy Day had it al...
06/21/2019

Hayrides! Ice cream! Games! Fake cows! Butter-shaking-butter-making! Jazz on the porch! Outdoor fun! Dairy Day had it all. Thank you to our community for coming out to the farm!

Tonight is our Annual Members' Meeting and our theme is "Vintage Games." Do you recognize any of these from the past? Di...
06/20/2019

Tonight is our Annual Members' Meeting and our theme is "Vintage Games." Do you recognize any of these from the past? Did you ever play/use them?

06/18/2019

Happening right now! Come pet the animals until 7:30pm - and do a whole lot more! #cityofmaplewood

06/18/2019

The FUN HAS BEGUN!!

There’s some good music out here, courtesy of the Last Minute Brass Band from Mahtomedi High School! Dairy Day lasts u...
06/17/2019

There’s some good music out here, courtesy of the Last Minute Brass Band from Mahtomedi High School! Dairy Day lasts until 8pm. Get here!

IT’S DAIRY DAY!! Come between 5-8pm and learn how to make THIS (and MORE!)
06/17/2019

IT’S DAIRY DAY!! Come between 5-8pm and learn how to make THIS (and MORE!)

Do your kids/grandkids know where this comes from? If not, help them find out at Dairy Day, next Monday! See "Events" fo...
06/12/2019

Do your kids/grandkids know where this comes from? If not, help them find out at Dairy Day, next Monday! See "Events" for details.

Did you know that today is National Doughnut Day? National Doughnut Day was created by The Salvation Army in 1938 to hon...
06/07/2019

Did you know that today is National Doughnut Day? National Doughnut Day was created by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the women who served the doughnuts to soldiers in World War I. This day began as a fund-raiser for Chicago's Salvation Army. The goal of their 1938 fund-raiser was to help the needy during the Great Depression. #NationalDonutDay

(P.S. You might find doughnuts in our concessions for SISTERS OF SWING...how apropos!)

As you commemorate D-Day today, please think about joining us for our own remembrance of WWII through the story of the A...
06/06/2019

As you commemorate D-Day today, please think about joining us for our own remembrance of WWII through the story of the Andrews Sisters. Step back in time and experience the '30s and '40s in a way that mere photos can't explain. More details on our event page. #DDay75thAnniversary #LestWeForget

DID YOU KNOW that Keller Park and Flicek Park had some of the earliest tree plantations growing in Minnesota? In 1927, t...
06/05/2019

DID YOU KNOW that Keller Park and Flicek Park had some of the earliest tree plantations growing in Minnesota? In 1927, the Minnesota Federation of Women’s Clubs began planting trees along Keller Creek to promote the idea of planting and conserving trees as a renewable resource. Over 13,000 trees were planted until 1931. Shortly thereafter, the club became inactive and most of these trees have since succumbed to drought, disease or construction. But the Rounds-Akers Grove still survives on the east shore of Spoon Lake.

The best spring day ever, in the company of wonderful women (and a few men, too)! Our theme was "Notable Women of Maplew...
06/01/2019

The best spring day ever, in the company of wonderful women (and a few men, too)! Our theme was "Notable Women of Maplewood, Past & Present" and our food was delicious and plentiful. And how about that butterscotch tea??

It's nearly TEA TIME! Oh, the farm smells good today. Like delicious dessert. Last chance for tickets to our Spring Tea ...
05/31/2019

It's nearly TEA TIME! Oh, the farm smells good today. Like delicious dessert. Last chance for tickets to our Spring Tea in the Barn tomorrow at 11:30am!

Maplewood Area Historical Society's cover photo
05/30/2019

Maplewood Area Historical Society's cover photo

Are you coming to the Spring Tea in the Barn this Saturday? A delectable 5-course tea is just what you need for a little...
05/29/2019

Are you coming to the Spring Tea in the Barn this Saturday? A delectable 5-course tea is just what you need for a little self-care, don’t you think? Treat yourself. 👑

Maplewood Area Historical Society's cover photo
05/27/2019

Maplewood Area Historical Society's cover photo

Today (and every day) we are thankful to those who gave their lives for the freedoms we enjoy today. Thank a veteran tod...
05/27/2019

Today (and every day) we are thankful to those who gave their lives for the freedoms we enjoy today. Thank a veteran today. And we're proud to present a musical later this summer that also celebrates our soldiers' sacrifices and lifts up the men and women who made them. We hope you'll make "Sisters of Swing" a part of your summer memories.

Our office will be closed today to celebrate the holiday, and to remember...

Photo by Patty Ruppert

Big THANKS to AFSA High School students for all the work they put in on the farm today! What a team. Our future is brigh...
05/25/2019

Big THANKS to AFSA High School students for all the work they put in on the farm today! What a team. Our future is bright with students like these.

The music scores and scripts arrived! Have you marked your calendar for July 19-21, 26-28???
05/24/2019

The music scores and scripts arrived! Have you marked your calendar for July 19-21, 26-28???

05/22/2019

We are temporarily putting ticket sales for our SISTERS OF SWING show ON HOLD due to issues with the seating chart. Sorry for the inconvenience - but we'll let you know when we're up and running again!

If you keep putting it off, you won't get any tickets to the Spring Tea in the Barn. Click "Shop Now" before they're gon...
05/21/2019

If you keep putting it off, you won't get any tickets to the Spring Tea in the Barn. Click "Shop Now" before they're gone. Get ready to enjoy 5 courses of deliciousness...and so much more!

New marquee!
05/21/2019

New marquee!

Thank you to the vendors and attenders at our Big Red Barn Sale last Saturday! You all braved the chilly weather and mad...
05/20/2019

Thank you to the vendors and attenders at our Big Red Barn Sale last Saturday! You all braved the chilly weather and made the event a success. Look for another sale in the fall (date to be determined).

There’s still time to get to the Big Red Barn Sale! Go! Go! Go!
05/18/2019

There’s still time to get to the Big Red Barn Sale! Go! Go! Go!

The big red barn was abuzz with vendors getting set up for tomorrow. And Mary O’Malley, our Event Manager, was hauling...
05/17/2019

The big red barn was abuzz with vendors getting set up for tomorrow. And Mary O’Malley, our Event Manager, was hauling out the frier for her signature deep-fried tacos!

It's TOMORROW!!! Rain or shine - it's happening, folks! Be sure to come with an empty stomach because we're offering som...
05/17/2019

It's TOMORROW!!! Rain or shine - it's happening, folks! Be sure to come with an empty stomach because we're offering some delicious deep-fried tacos - Mmm mmm!

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2170 County Road D E
Maplewood, MN
55109

Opening Hours

Monday 13:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(651) 748-8645

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