2017 Ames Center Exhibition

October 5 – November 16," 2017

Burnsville Historical Society is “Doing the Digital Thing”

It's a photo exhibit opening at the Ames Center Gallery. The Burnsville Historical Society is “Doing the Digital Thing” with an exhibit featuring their favorite photos appearing on its updated website: www.burnsvillehistory.org.

Online you can view over 5400 photos and documents, dating as far back as 1853, and as recent as yesterday.

The opening reception is Thursday, October 5 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Ames Center Gallery, 12600 Nicollet Avenue Burnsville, MN 55337. The free exhibit continues until November 16 during the Center’s regular hours.

Phone 651-455-7736 for more information.

Welcome to the Website!

Maybe your connections to Burnsville date to the 1800s.
Maybe you moved here last week! Either way history has
something for you! Our mission is to gather, preserve and present the stories of our community. It's fair to say we are also dedicated to having fun while learning about our neighbors, old and new!

We concentrate on being a digital historical society. Using this website, Facebook and Youtube, we strive to present ALL our materials and resources online and without charge.

People often want to visit our museum.  We wish we had one! On the plus side, being a "virtual" organization means that we can operate efficiently with a very small budget. Also, some of our most interested users live "oceans away" from Minnesota.

Please use what we present here without charge! If you appreciate our efforts, we invite you to donate online, using RAZOO. We also LOVE volunteers! You need no technical skills, only historical curiosity.

Some materials are geared toward fun and casual interest. But you'll find others rich in information for serious research. Enjoy, and give us your feedback!

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We are an independent
non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and receive no government financial support.

If you appreciate our efforts, please make a deductible contribution.

One-time donations assist us greatly! Monthly support is heavenly!

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Odds n' Ends from other places.

Clippings, ads, photos and observations.

They illuminate social and cultural shifts
through the years and are often fun!

They can give us a more genuine feeling
for daily life in the past.