Maple Grove History Museum
9030 Forestview Lane N.
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Maple Grove Historical Preservation Society
Maple Grove, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Page last edited August 2019
Hennepin County in Minnesota ------- Maple Grove in Hennepin County
Maple Grove was founded in 1858 and incorporated in 1954.
The City of Maple Grove is 35.03 square miles (93% land, 7% water).
The city of Maple Grove is located in the north central part of Hennepin County. At one time, it was only inhabited by Winnebago Indians who were moved from Wisconsin to Maple Grove by the Federal Government because “no one lived there.” That all changed in 1851 when Louis Gervais and Pierre Bottineau arrived and staked their claims. W. E. Evans, Harvey Abel, Patrick Defer, and O. R. Champlin also settled in Maple Grove, all prior to 1855. They were allowed to buy their claims at the fair market price and could not be forced out by land speculators.
Maple Grove continues to be a very vibrant community in the Twin Cities metro area. It is highly regarded for its parks and trail system and a popular spot for shopping and dining. A wide array of seasonal events, longstanding Farmers Market, Town Green outdoor performance area, and many amenities encourage residents and visitors alike to share in and explore all we have to offer.
--- Museum hours ---
Second Sunday of every month
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
No admission charge - Donations gladly accepted.
Members active in the society for 5+ years may have their name on a plate and placed on a memorial bench.
Website's background image is a Maple Grove Township page from the 1875 State of Minnesota census.
Member Memorial Site
In memory of MGHPS members.