Burwell House Ice Cream Social
The Burwell House Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social will take place Saturday, June 22, 2013! A schedule of this action-packed day’s activities follows.
Additional activities will be held the same day at the Minnetonka Summer Festival on the civic center grounds.
Please note: this schedule is subject to change. For weather information, call 952.939.TELL (8355). In the event of inclement weather, this hotline will provide information about the status of live performances and the fireworks display.
Burwell House Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social
- 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
- Arts and Crafts Market
- Browse and buy the work of local artists and crafters, including woodwork, handwork, stained glass textiles, birdhouses, jewelry and more.
- 10:30 a.m.
- Decorate your bikes, wear costumes, make your own music—anything goes! Meet at the old town hall (on the grounds of The Mills Church, across Minnetonka Boulevard from the Burwell House, 13215 Minnetonka Drive) and follow Minnetonka’s first fire engine to the Burwell House. All participants receive a free treat.
- 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
- Musical entertainment by the Medicine Show Band (11 a.m.–2 p.m.) and Hopkins Westwind Concert Band (2:30–3:30 p.m.)
- Explore the Burwell House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places
- Enjoy children’s activities including soap bubbles and lawn games
- See a display of antique hand-crank telephones and telegraph machines
- Try the Minnetonka Fire Department’s fire extinguisher simulator and inflatable slide (weather permitting)
- Walk the history maze
- Food available to purchase (Volunteers are always needed to scoop ice cream, call 952.939.8219 if you’d like to help.)
- Brats and hot dogs: 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
- Ice cream: 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Free parking is available at The Mills Church (13215 Minnetonka Drive—cross Minnetonka Boulevard at Baker Road and use the new pedestrian bridge to enter the Burwell property). Handicapped parking is at St. David’s Family Center (3395 Plymouth Road).
Attendees are encouraged to bike to the Ice Cream Social events! Bike racks will be available for bicyclists to secure their bikes at the Civic Center and Burwell House.