The Museum in the Streets: Lake Street project features three bilingual heritage-discovery walks for the benefit of Lake Street communities and visitors. These free walking tours foster a sense of historical identity while educating; encouraging preservation of local historic sites; and promoting knowledge of the stories, events, and traditions of Lake Street. They also affirm our urban renewal projects and provide a structure for school outings. Each walkabout of 15–20 locations includes large maps highlighting that area’s locations and clarifies where the visitor is in relation to other area destinations.
This project includes a brochure that outlines the walking tours. The series of panels that makes up each tour invites people to discover Lake Street’s unique story at their own pace, over the course of an afternoon or through return visits.
This is a unique opportunity for residents, businesses, and everyone who touched and was touched by Lake Street to participate and build relationships that Lake Street Council hopes will grow beyond the work to create Museum in the Streets™: Lake Street.
- Uptown: Minneapolis’ Lake District
- Midtown: A Place to Call Home
- 27th and Lake: Industry and Transportation Infrastructure
- MinnPost, 2012: Plaques offer history walking tour of Minneapolis’ Lake Street
- Southwest Journal, 2012: A walkabout history of Lake Street
- PFM Reports: Taking museums to the streets
- Twin Cities Daily Planet, 2012: Plaques turn Lake Street into first Minneapolis Museum in the Streets
- Star Tribune, 2011: Plaques to offer a history tour of Lake Street
- Twin Cities Daily Planet, 2011: Minneapolis to get Museum in the Streets on Lake Street
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The plaques have been installed, but we’re still short of our funding goal. Basic maintenance of the plaques is free, but in under a year we’ve had to replace two posts and two plaques due to hit-and-runs and vandalism. When it comes to keeping this project alive, every penny counts.
Thanks to our generous sponsors.
The Ackerberg Group, Abdallah Candies, Allina Health, Bill Frothinger Family, Bituminous Roadways, Corcoran Neighborhood Organization, Dominium Development and Acquisition, the family of George N. and Anthula Boosalis, Hennepin County, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Ingebretsen’s, Lund Food Holdings, Inc., Deane C. Manolis and Nancy G. Manolis, Midtown Businesses, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Peace Coffee, Smith Foundry, St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, Stop-N-Shop, Stonewood Properties, Toro Company, Wellington Management, Xcel Energy, and Schatzlein's Saddle Shop.