The White Bear Lake Area Historical Society connects our community to its past, cultivating an understanding and appreciation for our history.

We fulfill our mission by:                                                              

  • Gathering and maintaining historical information and artifacts.

           We are the safe keepers of our heritage.

  • Educating the community about our history.

            We are the community storytellers.

  • Encouraging personal and community responsibility for preserving our physical links to the past.

             We are advocates for historic preservation. 

The White Bear Lake Area Historical Society was incorporated on September 25, 1970 and serves the municipalities of Birchwood, Dellwood, Mahtomedi, White Bear Lake and White Bear Township.