On the heels of an attempt by Bloomington to annex Burnsville Township in the early 1960s, Burnsville was officially incorporated as a city in 1964. While Burnsville’s history goes back much farther, a lot has changed in 50 years – including a growth in population from 10,700 in 1964 to more than 60,000 in 2014.
To commemorate its 50th year as a city, Burnsville is working with community partners – including the Burnsville Historical Society – to plan 50th-themed events throughout the year. More details on the celebration will follow later this year.
In the meantime, the city is seeking photographs or city-related items or documents from the 1960s. If you have any items you would be willing to share – or if you are a resident who has lived in Burnsville since 1964 (or longer) – contact [email protected] or 952-895-4402.
In addition to the 50th anniversary celebration, the Burnsville Historical Society is creating a 1939-themed exhibit for display at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center Gallery May 8 to June 15. It is seeking items such as:
• Common kitchen items, including a wall clock.
• Photographs, including one of Burnsville classrooms/students.
• Household goods, including a phonograph, thermos jug and lunch pail.
• Toys, including a bicycle and red wagon.
• Furniture, including a kitchen table and two chairs, and a living room overstuffed chair, end table and floor lamp.
• A teacher’s school desk and assorted school items.
• A 1939 Minnesota license plate.
• Mannequins of adult female, adult male and a child.
Contact [email protected] or call 952-890-4162 if you are willing to provide any of these items.