Harry Wild Jones

Renowned architect Harry Wild Jones may be best known for his 1890 design of the original Minnetonka Yacht Clubhouse in Deephaven. Join author Liz Vandam for a Lake Minnetonka cruise and program about his life and work on Monday, June 10 in Excelsior. 

Sailing has been a hallmark of Lake Minnetonka summers for centuries, and a new Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society program will feature the work of architect Harry Wild Jones, a man who influenced the lives of many lake enthusiasts, from 6:45-8:45 p.m. Monday, June 10.

Jones is perhaps best known for his 1890 design of the original Minnetonka Yacht Clubhouse in Deephaven. Join author Liz Vandam as she discusses her book "Harry Wild Jones, American Architect" and Jones' career on a cruise past the sites of several of his designs (following his commission for the clubhouse, several yacht club members hired Jones to design their own Deephaven lakeside residences). 

ELMHS members will receive a free copy of Vandam's book with ticket purchase.

Tickets are $22.50 to $37.50. For boarding and parking information and to purchase tickets, visit elmhsjonescruise.eventbrite.com. Contact the society at info@elmhs.org or 952-221-4766 for more information.

The cruise will depart from the Minnehaha Charter Dock at 687 Excelsior Blvd., Excelsior.

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Meghan Davy Sandvold is a regional reporter covering the eight Southwest News Media communities. Born and raised in the Lake Minnetonka area, she now calls Eden Prairie home.

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