Cursive writing - Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society

This photo is of historic children’s penmanship books, according to the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society, which will teach children cursive writing at two upcoming Lost Art of Cursive Writing classes.

DEEPHAVEN — Whatever happened to cursive?

The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society will teach people the lost art at two classes. The Lost Art of Cursive Writing classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, March 6, at the Minnetonka Community Education Center, 4584 Vine Hill Road, in Deephaven.

Attendees will learn how to write in cursive the same way their ancestors, as well as experimenting with old fashioned slate boards and ink dip pens. They’ll also decipher cursive writing of Lake Minnetonka’s pioneers’ diaries and letters, learning about their lives from their own words.

Classes are recommended for people in third through fifth grade. Enrollment is open through Minnetonka Community Education.

Melissa Turtinen is the community editor for Lakeshore Weekly News and Eden Prairie News. She's passionate about adding context to stories and informing people about what's going on in their community. She enjoys being outside, traveling and good beer.

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