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Guess who's turning 66?! And YOU get the presents along with a week of fun Maplewood history! We're only a week away from Maplewood's 66th birthday! In a vote at the New Canada Township Hall on February 26, 1957, locals decided to take the remaining unincorporated New Canada Township land and form the Village of Maplewood! Join us on social media this week for a virtual birthday bash to celebrate our city's amazing history! And we're not asking for gifts but we have some gifts for you! Celebrate Maplewood's 66th birthday with us and we'll be giving away a jumbo birthday basket of

NON-PROFIT LEADERSHIP INTERNSHIP Maplewood Area Historical Society at the Bruentrup Heritage Farm Maplewood, Minnesota - $17.60/hour, 32- 40 hours/week The Maplewood Area Historical Society (MAHS Museum) seeks an engaged and enthusiastic candidate for a 10 week summer internship at the Bruentrup Heritage Farm in Maplewood, Minnesota. The Maplewood Area Historical Society is a growing thought leader in the museum industry and non-profit sector. Founded in 1997, MAHS Museum in a grass-roots effort with local citizens worked to save the Bruentrup Farm, the last working farm in Ramsey County from destruction. In 1999, MAHS Museum moved six historic structures from the farm to the Prairie

We're excited to announce 2023 Summer Day Camps at the Maplewood Area Historical Society's Bruentrup Heritage Farm! Click here to see our Day Camps & Enroll Today! MAHS Youth Camps explore the worlds of our Dakota, Yankee-American, German-Immigrant, and Hmong Refugee peoples and culture through… Fun. Friends. Food. Art. History… And so much more! The Maplewood Area Historical Society is proud to present another summer of one-of-a-kind hands-on and experiential day-camps for youth ages 6 – 16 at the beautiful 1891 Bruentrup Heritage Farm in Maplewood, Minnesota. Nestled among 25 acres of restored rolling prairie, the Bruentrup Heritage Farm offers a unique setting

The area that became Maplewood was first surveyed in October 1847 by the federal government to create townships Number 28 and Number 29, a total of 72 square miles. In 1858, when Minnesota became a state, residents created local town governments and renamed township Number 28 as New Canada Township and Number 29 as McLean Township. McLean Township immediately lost 22 square miles because some of the land was on the west side of the Mississippi River in Dakota County and St. Paul wanted two square miles for its growing City and Washington County wanted the southernmost four square miles. Thus

The Maplewood Area Historical Society invites you to celebrate & learn about the history of German holiday traditions at our St. Nikolaustag On The Farm event on Saturday, December 10, from Noon to 5 PM, while also enjoying the following: Meet St. Nikolaus Mini Christmas Market Hot Coffee, Cocoa, & Tea Hayrides Food Trucks Sweets Games Live Music Historic House Tours Christmas Tree Grove See you soon! Donations accepted. For more information, please contact [email protected]. The Maplewood Area Historical Society – Bruentrup Heritage Farm is located at 2170 County Road D East, Maplewood MN 55109.


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Maplewood Area Historical Society
2170 County Road D East
Maplewood, MN 55109
(651) 748-8645
[email protected]