We were thrilled this exhibit featured Nordic Ware’s community involvement in Lilac Park’s restoration. The display includes the Beehive Cake Pan created for the park’s 2009 Grand Opening, a nice writeup and a link to restorelilacway.com.
Nordic Ware has been a longtime supporter of Lilac Way’s restored Lilac Park in St. Louis Park, MN. An early partner in the efforts to save and restore this historic 1939 park, they joined others in the community to raise a total of $225,000 to fund restoration.
One of only two beehive fireplaces in the U.S., the rare beehive fireplace was moved to save it from demolition, then restored in 2009. The stone picnic tables built by the WPA were also restored, and the park was landscaped.
Situated just west of Nordic Ware’s manufacturing facility, Lilac Park is now a beloved community park.
Nordic Ware is located at the intersection of Highways 7 & 100, important for surface transportation history in Minnesota. It has the first cloverleaf as part of the Beltline. It also has Nordic Ware’s tower, the first concrete grain elevator in the world.
The show is open until Nov. 3, 2019 at Norway House, 913 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404.
Big thanks to Diane Steen-Hinderlie for sharing this with me.
Norway House’s ‘Nordic Ware: The Art & Science of the Bundt’ exhibit featured Bundt cake history and their dedication to community. They were a key supporter in Lilac Park’s restoration.