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Chaska History Center
The Chaska Historical Society honors the rich heritage of the
Chaska community by collecting, recording, preserving and sharing
Chaska Historical Society was officially organized in 1980 by
a group of people who recognized the need to record and preserve
the history of Chaska.
The Chaska society, a chapter of the Carver
County Historical Society, is located in the Chaska History Center
at 112 West Fourth Street in the restored 1890 Livery Stable.
The organization is led by a nine member elected Board of Directors
which meets quarterly. The annual meeting of the membership is
held each fall usually in November.
The Chaska History Center is now
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The dues of the Chaska society also cover membership
in the Carver County Historical Society. Members have the opportunity
to share in many county and local historical programs and events.
Current Exhibit - closing
2015 Ornament Coming soon!
In memory of those who have served our country
Older years also available
Start your Christmas shopping early
Photos by Mark Olson, Editor, Chaska Herald
Individual prints in 4x6 or 5x7 - $3 donation
Set of 4 - $10 donation
Winter available as 11x14 - $10 donation
from a Bench in
Reprints of Chaska Herald columns
By Jim Faber
264 pages plus photos from
the Chaska Historical Society collection
Herald article about this year long project
Other items available:
12x15 Hanlon prints of past ornaments
Chestnut Street scene - Christmas Cards
Chaska's Historic Walking Tour
Brochure now available
"...Having a Swell Time!"
Carver County's Vintage Postcards
Now available at the History Center
"Images of America - Carver
Pictures, post cards and history
Now available at the History Center
The Chaska History Center has become
a resource center for researching the history of Chaska and its
people through exhibits, photographs, letters, diaries, maps,
artifacts, documents and copies of the Chaska Herald newspaper.
We are always looking for volunteers.
Please stop by to inquire about volunteer opportunities that
are currently available.
- Creation of a digital cataloging system for photos and artifacts
- Developing exhibits and displays.
- Staffing of the History Center by volunteers Tuesday through
Friday afternoons each week
- Cataloging/preserving and adding to our archives 70,000+ negatives/photos
from the 1970's - 2000 from the Chaska Herald
- Annual Meeting in November of each year
- Help earn funds for the society simply by adding the Good Search
Tool bar to your web browser. Click
here for more details
Available at the Chaska History Center:
of Previous Exhibits and Events
- Extensive photograph collection, some of
which was donated by the Werner Studio family, which depicts
Chaska people, industry, schools, civic organizations, military
personnel, street scenes, city and county government, cultural
activities, sports, religious life and community celebrations.
- Volumes I and II of Chaska, A Minnesota River
- Copies of the Herald newspaper from 1862
to the present. Link to the online
index of the newspapers maintained by the Carver
County Historical Society in Waconia
- Copies of the Carver County Sun newspapers
- Insurance maps which detail locations of
downtown businesses around the turn of the century
- The story of the impacts of the Minnesota
River flooding on Chaska from 1881 to the present as told through
a series of scrapbooks
- A collection of Indian artifacts
- Extensive research on Chaska families and
their origins from 1864 to 1960 (Edward Glatzel papers)
- Oral interviews with local citizens describing
life in Chaska from early 1900 through the development of Jonathan
- Listing of Chaska cemeteries and their occupants
Chaska Historical Society continues to honor
the rich heritage of the Chaska community.
For more information contact the Chaska
Historical Society at 112 West Fourth Street, Chaska, Minnesota
Phone (952) 448-6077
Tuesday - Friday 1 - 4 PM
fax: (775) 542-7155
web site: www.chaskahistory.org