Annual Meeting October 10th

Please join us for our Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 10 at 1:00. This year’s meeting will be held at Peters’ Sunset Beach Resort. 
Jim Peters will present a short program on the development of the “Summer Hotel” through the years.  The Historical Society business meeting will follow.  The agenda includes financial reports, election of directors, and discussion of ownership of museum building and land, and a proposed bylaw revision. Full details of the proposed by-law revision are available in the newsletter. Click the link to read more:

Newsletter Sept 2015 combined


“Through the Tourists’ Eyes: Glenwood Minnesota” a photographic history of Glenwood is now on hand!  Written and compiled by Todd Gylsen, the book shows the history of Glenwood over the past 150 years through the eyes of the tourist. The book retails for $40 +tax, and is available at the Pope County Museum.

Nearly 150 years ago, Alfred Lathrop and Kirk Kinney laid out the town site of Glenwood, Minnesota. In the intervening years, Glenwood has grown into a vibrant community.  This hard cover, coffee table book by Todd Gylsen will approach Glenwood history from a unique angle.  It seeks to illustrate the history of Glenwood as seen by tourists.

Looking at Glenwood through the tourist’s eye allows Gylsen to examine the changes in transportation, amenities, businesses, and scenic areas of Glenwood over time. These changes had profound impact on local residents as well as tourists. Glenwood continues to change—and to attract visitors

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3 Responses to Annual Meeting October 10th

  1. Dave Gruesz says:

    I recently received “From the tourists eyes”, as a gift, and am really enjoying remembering my 13 years growing up in Glenwood. My parents, Carl & Geneva Gruesz, built and operated Shady Oaks Resort ( 2 blocks from Peter’s) so I was enjoying the “Resorts” section since I knew many of the other places. I was a bit surprised (and disappointed) that several of the south Lakeshore Drive Resorts were not mentioned. Anderson’s Hide-Away ( where 104 & Lakeshore Drive use to merge), Perrier’s Resort ( about a mile beyond Peter’s) and Shady Oaks Resort. All were in business during the later 40’s, 50’s, and longer. I just wanted to identify others that were a part of that history. I look forward to a second book!

    • Ann says:

      Thank you! We will pass the information on to the author, Todd Gylsen. I am sure he will be grateful for the information.

    • Ann says:

      Incidentally, here at the museum, we are really interested in learning more about local resorts. Since most resorts did not advertise locally, the business files are often pretty sparse. Any information/ photographs/ memories you have about your parents resort and would like to share would be appreciated.
      I am particularly interested the Perrier Resort, as we have their cabin in our collection, if you have any memories of them that you would like to share.


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