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Legacy of the Lakes Museum
205 3rd Ave. W Alexandria, MN 56308

Phone: 320-759-1114

May 23 – November 1, 2016
Monday–Friday 10:00am–5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm
Sunday Noon–4:00 pm
Closed Holidays

Welcome to the Legacy of the Lakes Museum

The Legacy of the Lakes Museum celebrates our lake traditions and legacies, and is committed to their preservation for future generations. A visit to the Legacy of the Lakes Museum is enjoyable for everyone in your family. Visitors will discover classic boats, grand hotel and resort history, fishing memorabilia and much more. The Legacy Gardens unfolds as the project continues the development of Phase Two. Several events are scheduled in the Gardens this summer. The Museum and Gardens provide an excellent venue for your next company event or wedding. For more information on renting the museum facilities for your event, or how to contribute to this project, contact the Legacy of the Lakes Museum & Gardens 320-759-1114.

Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum becomes Legacy of the Lakes Museum

The Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum in Alexandria, MN has a new name and new look this summer. The museum, which this year celebrates its 10th anniversary, is now known as the Legacy of the Lakes Museum. Bruce Olson, executive director, said, “We’re giving the old lake place a remodel … new name, new logo, new exhibits.” He added, “The name ‘Legacy of the Lakes’ is a much better reflection of the mission and scope of the museum. Beautiful boats will always be at the heart of this museum. But our collection and exhibits encompass all aspects of what people treasure about going to the lake – fishing, water skiing, resort life, campfires, family time, relaxation – whether that lake is in Minnesota or anywhere else in the world. Legacy of the Lakes celebrates these traditions and seeks to preserve them for future generations.” The museum’s new name and new look are the result of a strategic planning process that began with an interpretive plan, which has helped the museum create a more engaging experience for visitors, followed by a branding initiative designed to better communicate the museum’s mission. “Visiting our museum is fun,” Olson said, and visitors are amazed at the quality of our exhibits. The museum celebrates life at the lake, and the new brand helps us tell that story in a much more powerful...

Museum Featured on Pioneer Public TV Program

‘Postcards’, Pioneer’s weekly regional art, culture and history program will be featuring the Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum in Alexandria. This show will air on Sunday, April 24 at 7 p.m. and be repeated on Monday, April 25 at 1:30 p.m. and on Thursday, April 28 at 7 p.m. The program will also be available for online viewing after April 25 through the station’s website: http://www.pioneer.org/postcards.html Pioneer Public TV is KWCM-TV, Appleton,...

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