History

As one of the oldest neighborhoods in Minneapolis, Seward dates back to the first rapid expansion of the city in the late nineteenth century. The purpose of the SNG History Committee is to collect, preserve, and promote Seward’s history through history walks and tours, ‘memory night’ gatherings focused on various themes, celebrations such as King’s Fair, and interviews with long-time neighborhood residents and community leaders.

Visit the Seward Neighborhood Portal on the Minnesota Historical Society’s Placeography website to find out about neighborhood events sponsored by the committee, ways to get involved, and to browse through old photographs of Seward people and places.

To learn more about the history of dozens of buildings and sites in Seward visit theSeward Neighborhood Page at Placeography. Placeography is a wiki website, so all are invited to add photographs and historical information on their ‘place’ in Seward!

The History and Archive Committee meets regularly at the SNG office. To find out the next meeting time, contact Dick Westby at sandrich22@comcast.net.

Meeting Minutes:

June 5, 2017