hat follows is a list of upcoming events of interest to members of the Twin Cities Bungalow Club. Some are sponsored by the Bungalow Club and some are not.

painting of two women walking.Preserve Minneapolis 2014 Summer Walking & Biking Tours

Tours offered June – September, 2014

Pre-register and pay for tickets online
$8 per person

Preserve Minneapolis is offering 27 unique tours that highlight the built, natural and cultural treasures found throughout the city. These tours are the best way to get to know Minneapolis and to experience the city’s diverse neighborhoods and historic resources.

Topics range from the relatively modern history of Riverside Plaza to the long-ago days of the Minneapolis riverfront; from the Camden neighborhood in north Minneapolis to West 49th Street in the southwest. Other new topics include Minneapolis’ LGBT history, Lakewood Cemetery, and the little-known story of Architect Avenue.

On each tour, guides with experience in architecture, history, and/or preservation will tell the “stories behind the stories” and give participants a greater understanding of the area’s social and built history—with fun and a sense of humor. Tickets and more information available on the Preserve Minneapolis website.


Summit Hill House Tour.2014 Summit Hill House Tour

$25 per person

Enjoy an afternoon stroll through some of St. Paul’s premier residences. Tour the interiors of ten historic homes and three public spaces.

Since it began in 1972, the Summit Hill House Tour has been a hit. This biennial event (every even year) is the major fund-raiser for the Summit Hill Association (SHA) to support community programs and events.

Your ticket will be a brochure with a map indicating the location of each home, as well as a photo and description. You must have the brochure with you to enter the buildings. Tour volunteers will be available to guide you.

Order tickets online or purchase at the SHA office in the Linwood Recreation Center, 860 St. Clair Avenue, St. Paul. After August 1, tickets are also available at:  Kowalski’s Markets, Great Harvest Bread Company (Selby Avenue), Bibelot Shops, and D’Amico and Sons (Grand Avenue).


Arts & Crafts show.15th Annual Twin Cities 20th Century Design Show and Sale

Progress Center Building
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1265 N. Snelling Ave., St. Paul
Admission $7

This show is the largest event in the Midwest dedicated to the furniture and accessories of the American Arts & Crafts movement and now includes Mid-Century Modern furniture and accessories. The show encompasses the period of 1900 to the present.

Participating will be approximately 50 dealers from across the country offering antiques from Stickley, Limbert, Roycroft, Rookwood, Minneapolis Handicraft Guild and more, along with high quality reproductions. Also participating will be select Mid-Century Modern dealers. The show features furniture, metalwork, pottery, textiles, art and lighting.

Look for the Twin Cities Bungalow Club table to check out membership benefits.