Maple Grove History Museum

9030 Forestview Lane N.

(South Driveway)

Maple Grove, MN  55369


​​​​​​Maple Grove Historical Preservation Society

Maple Grove, Hennepin County, Minnesota

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.

Click here to read more about Pierre Bottineau at Wikipedia

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.

Page last edited April 2024

--- Museum hours ---

Second Sunday of every month
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

​No admission charge - Donations gladly accepted.

​Also open for tours upon request

During April-September, 2024 there will be two Open Houses per month. The 2nd and 4th Sunday. 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Website's background image is a Maple Grove Township page from the 1875 State of Minnesota census.