Linden Hills History Study Group

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Coming Events:


Monday, April 7th at 7:00 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church, 4201 Sheridan Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
Andy Sturdevant’s book of essays, Potluck Supper with Meeting to Follow, is an offbeat charming exploration of some of the overlooked aspects of the Twin Cities’ culture and history: city flags, bar paintings, planned communities, the Metrodome, neighborhood post offices, train graffiti, defunct art galleries, the childhood home of Mary McCarthy, and more. 

Thursday, June 5, 6:30 p.m., Walking tour of West Calhoun

Peter Sussman will lead the tour of areas along Lake Calhoun including the Bakken rooftop exhibits on the Dakota heritage, the area and homes north of the museum, and grounds near the Minikahda Club.

Monday, August 25,7:00 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church, 4201 Sheridan Avenue South

Local history as documented by earlier residents of South Minneapolis: a slide presentation of local history plaques/markers around South Minneapolis by historian Tom Balcom. Learn more about the rich history of South Minneapolis as documentedon historic plaques and markers. You’ll be inspired to explore these places.

Monday, October 20, 7:00 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church, 4201 Sheridan Avenue South

A Love Affair with Birds: Thomas Sadler Roberts by Sue Leaf is the first full biography of Roberts—bird enthusiast, doctor,

author, curator, educator,conservationist, and the father of Minnesota ornithology—for whom the Thomas Sadler Roberts Bird Sanctuary is named. Every chapter in Roberts’s life is also a chapter inthe state’s history, and captures a true Minnesota character and his time.

Saturday, November 22, 10:00 a.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church, 4201 Sheridan Avenue South. Holiday luncheon (optional) will follow at a location to be determined.

Naturalist Henry David Thoreau in Linden Hills Dale Schwie, long-time researcherand board member of the Thoreau Society ( will bring to lifeThoreau’s visit to Minneapolis and his stay in the area that became Linden Hills.

Postcard and email reminders will be sent to members prior to each event.