Maple Grove History Museum

9030 Forestview Lane N.

(South Driveway)

Maple Grove, MN  55369


​​​​​​Maple Grove Historical Preservation Society

Maple Grove, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Cupcakes & Conversation

Join us for this quarterly gathering.  Enjoy coffee and cupcakes while listening to a special guest relate his/her story of a life-changing situation or useful and enlightening information. Plan to meet at the Maple Grove History Museum.

​Pat Ruffing, vice president of the Maple Grove historical museum will welcome you to the museum

Free, but pre-registration through the Maple Grove Parks and Recreation Department is required   Click Maple Grove WebTrac

When: March 13, 2024 at 1:00pm

Topic: “Buttons, Bows and Bowlers”- how events in history have influenced the ways we dress.

Caroline, Joyce and Al will be holding a series of round table discussions with several very long-time residents. Purpose is to tape record their history of Maple Grove way back and as time has gone on. Tapes will be transcribed and both tapes and written will be saved. It is important we learn the thoughts of those that have been in our City for 50, 60, 70 years & in a few cases more. It is important we preserve their legacy. We have lost Jim Deane and Don Kisch and both had a tremendous history of the City.

Regular Events:

Open House: The Maple Grove History Museum hosts an open house on the second Sunday of every month from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.  Please stop by for a visit.

Monthly Meeting: The Maple Grove Historical Preservation Society meets on the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the History Museum.  Anyone with an interest in history is welcome to join us!


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Lives of Benjamin Gervais and Genevieve Laurence

The Little Canada Historical Society and historian John Vanek presented the Lives of Benjamin Gervais (founder of St. Paul and Little Canada) and Genevieve Laurence to 1844.

The GERVAIS family is alive and well in our area of Osseo and Maple Grove! Click on the following link to view the video.

Video link

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