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This walking tour explores the city’s growth from flour millers to “cake eaters,” how one of the first planned suburban neighborhoods in the United States helped transition an agricultural settlement to a community synonymous with wealth. We’ll discuss the racial and economic impact of the Country Club neighborhood, the city’s reputation as Cake Eaters, and African American berry farmer BC Yancey. Led by former HHM Public Programs Manager Dan Rooney and MNHS tour guide Fred Keller.  

Tour departs from:  Utley Park, near picnic pavilion, 4521 W 50th St, Edina, 55424

Parking:    Utley Park or Wooddale Park, 4500 W 50th St, Edina, 55424 

Hennepin History Museum Walking Tour Policies

  • Weather: Outdoor walking tours will proceed rain or shine unless there is lightning in the area. 
  • Pets: Nonservice animals prohibited. 
  • Tobacco use: Tobacco products or vaping prohibited. 
  • Refunds: Cancellations made more than 24 hours prior to the walking tour are eligible for a refund (minus processing charges) or may be exchanged for another tour. Cancellations received within 24 hours of departure, no shows, or late arrivals are not eligible for refunds or exchanges. 

HHM Members: Enter your membership promo code for access to $10 member tickets. Email membership@hennepinhistory.org with questions. Not yet a member? Join today! 

This tour is a partnership of Edina Historical Society and Hennepin History Museum. 

Photo courtesy of Edina Historical Society

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