Due to the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wayzata Historical Society Archives are open by appointment only. The Wayzata Depot Museum will be closed until further notice.

Programs & Events

Oakwood: The History of West Big Island

Monday, November 9
7:00 p.m.
Venue: Google Meets

(All that’s required is an email address — it does not have to be a Google account.)


Big Island is often in the news, but the west side of the island gets little notice, even though we know there has been a human presence there for thousands of years. Aaron Person will explore this little known part of the island from its first inhabitants to the wealthy cottagers of the 1880s and the Scandinavian immigrants who moved in after them. “Oakwood” contains some of the oldest structures still in continuous use on either side of the island and has some fascinating stories to tell!

This program is presented in partnership with the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society.

Past Programs & Events