Eden Prairie Awarded Grant for Dorenkemper House Restoration
Eden Prairie has a significant number of historical sites for a community of it’s size and age. Recently, the city was awarded $10,000 from the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant in recognition of their interpretive plan for Riley-Jacques Farmstead, as well as the Dorenkemper House, a hidden historical hidden gem.
Located at 9090 Riley Lake Road, the Dorenkemper is one of the last log-built homes in the area. Built in the 1860s, it has been restored for scheduled tours. It is readily accessible to residents to encourage them to learn more about the history of Eden Prairie. Previously only used for public events, the grant will allow more visitors to enjoy the house and all its historical significance.
The Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants are given to “support efforts to preserve Minnesota land, water and legacy, including state history and cultural heritage”. Eden Prairie locals are proud of their landmark and will continue to make sure that this piece of American (and Eden Prairie) history will forever remain intact. The city plans on having a grand-opening soon to show off some new educational displays.