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Programs & Events

Wayzata's first church: 1912-1949

Wayzata Historical Society Spring Program

Thursday, April 7, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Wayzata Community Room (next to City Hall)

The Wayzata Historical Society’s programs are about sharing the stories and evolution of important locations and people in Wayzata History.  Our April program will focus on the location of Wayzata’s first official church building, built in 1881 at 605 Rice Street.

Join us Thursday, April 7 and hear the fascinating history of this important corner of land, which has been central to the Wayzata community for the last 135 years.  How many churches have stood on this spot?  What famous architect designed one of the churches?  Answers to these questions and many more will be highlighted at our first program of 2016.

The current church standing on this corner is also celebrating a special birthday this year, as it is 100 years old.  Join us as we celebrate one of our most significant landmarks and a site that has been home to several denominations over its 135 year history.

Wayzata's first church: 1952 to present

Wayzata’s first church: 1952 to present

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