A view of the pond from in front of the mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Maplewood. #memorialday2020 #historymatters
Where the heritage and history of the Maplewood area lives. Educating, Sharing, Preserving.
2170 County Road D E
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Located on 2 ½ acres of land and surrounded on 2 sides by a 22-acre prairie, we enjoy seeing deer loping, butterflies and bees swaying on wildflowers and magnificent golden sunsets casting a warm glow onto our historic red barn. Hayrides through the prairie offer the sights, smells and peacefulness of rural life just minutes away from urban bustle.
The Bruentrup Heritage Farm is one of the earliest farms in Maplewood. In 1882, 18-year-old William Bruentrup emigrated from Germany and married Ida Wagner in 1891. Ida’s parents sold the couple 40 acres for $1.00, and the Bruentrup Farm began. Four generations lived on the dairy farm from 1891-1999 at its original location on White Bear Avenue. It was the last continuously operated farm in Ramsey County. In 1999, the buildings were relocated to our current site and house the Maplewood Area Historical Society (MAHS) and its historical archives.
Educating, sharing and preserving the history of the Maplewood area – that’s what we’re all about! Our interpretive season kicks off in May and lasts through October, providing a vast array of historical events, exhibits and opportunities. From learning how to milk a cow to discovering artifacts on archaeological digs, MAHS provides unique avenues for understanding our past and interpreting it for the future.
Who says history is dull? Our entertainment options bring history to life! Join us for our professional musical theatre shows, 5-course teas, art exhibits and more!
MAHS is a place to find connection with others. By volunteering at our events, people find new friendships and soul-fulfilling purpose in serving together. By becoming members, people discover they have a voice in making history and doing good in our little part of the world.
The Bruentrup Heritage Farm is a venue for celebrations – weddings, anniversaries, birthdays…anything that values the sacredness of being human! Our historic red barn is the perfect place for a rustic-chic wedding, and we have a wedding coordinator on-staff to smoothly work out all the details.
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