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SOLD OUT East Hennepin: Behind the Scenes

When: Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 10:00 AM
Guide: Scott Parkin

Starting Point: Intersection of Main Street and East Hennepin Avenue
Cost: $8 per person
THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT!

The bustling commercial district surrounding East Hennepin Avenue has hosted many names throughout the years, but everyone knows its unforgettable landmarks: Surdyk’s, Nye’s, Kramarczuk’s, Historic Main Street, and Our Lady of Lourdes Church.

Located across the Hennepin Bridge from downtown, this neighborhood was originally established in 1855 as the town of Saint Anthony Falls; it merged with the city of Minneapolis in 1872. Its proximity to the Mississippi River, downtown, the University of Minnesota, and Northeast Minneapolis have made the neighborhood an influential hub for transit, industry, and commerce. The last decade has brought dramatic change and the area around East Hennepin is now considered one of the trendiest and most exciting places in Minneapolis to eat, shop, and live. Fortunately, the area has managed to maintain its Old World flavor.

Join us for a “behind-the-scenes” history of the busy streets, unique businesses, and colorful people that have shaped this popular walking neighborhood. Hear amazing stories told from the perspective of individuals who have lived and worked here, through good times and bad, across the neighborhood’s defining eras.

 

SOLD OUT: Tangletown and Minnehaha Creek Walking Tour

When: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Guide: Tom Balcom 

Tangletown and Minnehaha Creek Walking TourStarting Point: Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Avenue South
Cost: $8 per person

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Explore the winding streets, impressive homes, and creek environment of the neighborhood originally known as Washburn Park. Learn about landmark sites such as the Washburn Water Tower, the Harry Wild Jones House, Washburn Memorial Orphan Asylum (where Ramsey Middle School now stands), and the Minnehaha Creek, parkway, bridges, woods, and trails.

 

 

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