Museum in the Streets

Museum in the Streets

In 2012, the Lake Street Council installed a series of permanent Museum in the Street plaques along the Lake Street corridor. 

These plaques feature three bilingual heritage-discovery walks in Uptown, Midtown and at Lake and 27th Ave. Each walking tour includes 15-20 stopping points and help foster a sense of historical identity while educating; encouraging the preservation of local historic sites; and promoting knowledge of the stories, events, and traditions of Lake Street. The best part? They are totally free!

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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

Want to lend a hand?

The plaques have been installed, but the basic maintenance of the plaques is requires funding. When it comes to keeping this project alive, every penny counts. Consider making a donation to this important project today. 

Thanks to our generous sponsors!

Calhoun Square, Wells Fargo, Longfellow Community Council

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

McKnight Foundation, Minnesota Historical Society