Lilac Way Stories: History, Restoration and Graeser Park’s Beehive Fireplace. Restore Lilac Way’s own Karen Laukkonen will be telling Lilac Way stories and discussing efforts to maintain and restore Graeser Park in Robbinsdale. Join us at the Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 meeting of the Diggers Garden Club. Mingling starts at 6:30pm, presentation is from 7-7:45…Details
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 6:30pm, in Robbinsdale’s Graeser Park Map Don’t miss the big finish to the wonderful “Meet me at the Beehive” series in Graeser Park! Hear Minnesota-born Rick Shefchik discuss his book ‘Everybody’s Heard About the Bird: The True Story of 1960s Rock ‘n’ Roll in Minnesota’ . Considered the first comprehensive history to trace the evolution…Details
MOVED TO Wicked Wort Brewing Co. due to rain. Tonight, Tuesday, Sept. 4th at the Wicked Wort Brewing Co., 4165 W Broadway Ave., just a half mile south of Graeser Park. Lower level (stairs and elevator available), Lots of parking behind the brewery on Hubbard Avenue. Doors open at 6pm. Old Log Theatre celebrate female musical heroes…Details
Don’t miss ‘Beehive’ at the Beehive! Everyone is welcome. FREE event on Tuesday, Sept. 4th at 6:30pm. UPDATE: We are watching the weather closely, fingers crossed rain holds off for awesome ‘Beehive’ at the Beehive event in Graeser Park on Tues. night at 6:30. Robbinsdale Historical Society is looking for indoor option, stay tuned! Meet at Lilac…Details
Love Lilac Way? Become a Graeser Park Angel! Join an amazing group of volunteers to give Lilac Way’s Graeser Park a cleanup, and see all the work they have already completed.Details
Lilac Way fireplaces were nicknamed ‘beehives’ because they look like skeps—baskets placed open-end-down—used to house bees for more than 2,000 years.
Life got in the way. I started that Campaign in 2006, while caring for elderly parents. In 2008, dad died. Then the recession hit, nearly wiping out this single, self-employed gal.
How can lilacs teach us about our environment? They’re telling us that our climate is changing. Phenologists consider lilacs to be a crucial tool in tracking the Earth’s warming. Phenology is the science of measuring our climate with repeating biological events, such as the blooming of lilacs.
When Lilac Way’s restored Lilac Park had a grand opening in St. Louis Park, MN in 2009, it included new information signage. When I designed that signage through Laukkonen Design, it featured WPA-era graphics and short blocks of info that told the story of Lilac Way and the park’s restoration.