The Robbinsdale Historical Society  was organized in 1977. We collect, preserve and tell the story of Robbinsdale’s past. We now number over 200 of your former classmates, teammates, neighbors and perhaps spouses.


The Masonic Hall

Because the wives of the Robbinsdale Masons who belonged to Compass Lodge #265 decided they too, should have an organization, Robbinsdale Chapter #238, Order of the Eastern Star was started […]


Someplace Else

If you were a swinging teen back in the 60s, dance halls provided a great all-ages option. When rock ‘n’ roll was young, so were the people listening to it. […]


The New Robbinsdale Book is Here!

The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s library is “Robbinsdale” by local author Pete Richie. The pictorial history book, released on July 7th, 2014, uses black and white photographs to showcase […]


A Business Street

“The American Suburbs Company is using every honorable means of inducing investors and prospective home builders to become new citizens” An Ad in July 8th, 1908 Robbinsdale Tellit (Tell-it!) Newspaper […]


Crystal Lake

The relationship between Robbinsdale and the sparkling lake in the center of town has never been an easy one. In the 1880′s, Crystal Lake Avenue (West Broadway) was used by […]


Mueller Drug

William Mueller opened his drug store in a new building on the corner of 42nd and West Broadway in 1926. The Village Council approved a sidewalk out front the same […]


Westphal Post 251

Westphal Post 251 of the American Legion was organized on October 31st, 1919. It was named in honor of Gottlieb L. Westphal, who was killed in action on October 16th […]


The Hubbard Hub

The Robbinsdale  Police and Fire Station was formally dedicated in April of 1949. At 2pm a whistle blew, the Anoka and Robbinsdale city bands played and our firemen marched from […]


A Deer in the Drug Store

On May 23rd, 1945 a 160 pound, four point buck bounded into the open basement door of Morris W. Henney’s Robbinsdale Pharmacy at 4139 West Broadway. Game Warden, Ben Cohen […]

Come and join us!

Our museum in the old Robbinsdale Library at 4915 42nd Avenue North  is open Fridays and Saturdays  from 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Membership is an easy way to keep in touch.

Yearly dues are $15.00
Keep up to date through our monthly news letter.

Membership meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday
of the months March, April, May, September,
October and November. We meet at 1:00 p.m. in the
basement of the police & fire station at 41-1/2 and
Hubbard Avenue N.



A new Robbinsdale book from Arcadia Publishing is available at the Robbinsdale City Hall and the Robbinsdale Historical Society Museum.

Local  Author Pete Richie is making the rounds! You can find him signing books at

The Hennepin History Museum
Sunday, August 10th at 2:00pm
Saint Louis Park Costco
Saturday, August 23rd 1:00 pm
Maple Grove Costco
Saturday, September 6th 1:00-3:00pm

If city hall and the museum are out of your way, ask for  “Robbinsdale” at fine retailers and better bookstores everywhere! If they don’t have it they should get it!

You can also order paperback and e-book versions of this Images of America title from Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com.


We are a volunteer organization and try to raise money for our historical projects through fund raisers. Our largest revenue however, comes from the sale of these books. “Robbinsdale Then and Now” sells for $15.00 and the Robbinsdale High School Books are $20.00 each. You can pick up your copies at at the Robbinsdale City Hall, Robbinsdale Historical Society or by  calling Diane Jacobson at 651-633-6531  or Rollie Heywood at 763-535-7258.