st boni mn historical society
To collect, preserve and interpret evidence of the past.

P.O. Box 774
St. Bonifacius, MN 55375

St. Bonifacius Minnesota Area Historical Society

Thank you for your interest in the history of St. Bonifacius. We hope you find this webiste interesting and helpful. We have a rich history in St. Bonifacius, starting with The Big Woods before the earliest settlers arrived.

Founded in 2001, the St. Bonifacius Area Historical Society has thousands of old photos, documents, letters, newspaper articles, old diaries, maps and church records.

St. Bonifacius has a rich heritage. Our early settlers were the first white men west of Lake Minnetonka before Minnesota became a territory. Even if you do not have ancestors from this area, you will find it interesting how our town developed.

We welcome you to join our organization. There is no end to learning about our past!

Mission Statement: To collect, preserve and interpret evidence of the past.

Research and Share

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We do not have regular hours. Our office is in the basement of the St. Bonifacius Library. You can arrange by appointment to meet with one of our active members at the library. Please contact us at or you can contact city hall (952-446-1061) for the phone number of a member to assist in your research.

Do you have history to share? We welcome your old photos, stories, documents, old letters, or anything historical. Your descendants might appreciate this in the far future.

Join Us

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We meet quarterly on the 3rd Saturday of the month in the City Council Chambers (February, May, August and November).

8535 Kennedy Memorial Drive
St. Bonifacius, MN
Time: 10:30 am

Interested in becoming a member? Click here for membership information.

In Memoriam

Sadly we have lost some of our prominent or founding members. Click here to learn more


German Home St. Bonifacius MN
German Home: St. Bonifacius, Minn:
A case study of German settlement on the Minnesota frontier in the mid-nineteenth century.
By Kenneth Heitz
St. Bonifacius History 1904
Notable Events in St. Bonifacius History 1904–2004:
Researched by Ken Heitz, this book has 18 notable stories.
1909 St. Bonifacius MN History
St. Bonifacius, Minnesota Circa 1909:
A glimpse of life at the turn of the century of St. Boni collected from old newspapers and old postcards by Tom Logelin.
The three publications are for sale at $10.00 each or all 3 for $25.00. They can be purchased at City Hall.

Photo Galleries

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LMCC City Showcase (2011)

Contact Us:

P.O. Box. 774
St. Bonifacius, MN 55375
Contact Email:


President: David Kranz
Vice President: Mary Ebert
Treasurer: Open
Secretary: Open

Our Inventory:

  • History books
  • Geneaology records of local families
  • DVD's of the Catholic Church records
  • DVD's of our old Star newspapers
  • Thousands of records of:
    • Old families
    • Business places
    • Cemetary
    • Old photos
    • Other documents


Minnesota Historical Society
Genology Trails
Westonka Historical Society
Carver County Historical Society


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