Maplewood Area Historical Society

A nonprofit organization

30 donors

Bringing JOY to our community!

Squeals of laughter fill the chilly air as children and parents step up into the haywagon and nestle close together. Grandmas and grandpas, standing watch, pull out their cameras to coax a wave and a smile. Bill Bruentrup revs up the tractor and with a sputter it lurches forward, a bright green relic, giving its thirtieth hayride of the day.

People of all ages scatter across the farmyard on a scavenger hunt to seek out the answers to the number of legs on Tillie Howlett’s cow or what meal the residents of the Poor Farm were served on Thursdays. As they search, they stop to watch a video of old 3M television commercials and then turn the corner to peek into a plexiglass case of vintage Scotch tape products and board games. Looking up, they see a life-sized Jackie Gleason boasting of the sticking power of “cellophane tape” for wrapping holiday gifts.

The Maplewood Area Historical Society (MAHS) exists to educate, share, and preserve the history of Maplewood. By fulfilling our mission, we believe we are bringing joy to our community! Would you partner with us as we seek to spread our impact to wider circles?

MORE ABOUT US:  The Bruentrup Heritage Farm is home to the Maplewood Area Historical Society (MAHS) and is located on 2 ½ acres of land with nine buildings that date back to 1891. It is surrounded on two sides by a 22-acre prairie maintained as Open Space by the City of Maplewood. MAHS was incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)3 in 1997 to preserve and interpret the history of Maplewood through collections, events, exhibits, and programs. Most of our events, exhibits, and meetings are at the Bruentrup Heritage Farm but we also sponsor tours, talks, and other programs offsite. We are in immediate need of donations to help us support the mission and continue to bring relevant programs to the public. We would like to reach new audiences and increase the number of events that share our unique property with everyone! We truly cannot bring the joy of our farm to the wider community without your help.


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Organization name

Maplewood Area Historical Society

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Arts & Culture Education Community


2170 East County Road D