Blaine Historical Society
Learn about an early resident of Blaine Township and his journey from slavery to freedom in Anoka County
We are proud of our city's history and strive to shed light on the people, places and events that have shaped Blaine.
Take a tour through our poster displays and the supporting documents for fascinating facts and little-known background.
Creation of these displays is an ongoing Historical Society project. If you have additional information about any of these subjects or have suggestions for future displays, please let us know.
Builder of the "Elwell Grade" (forerunner of Lexington Avenue), Inventor, Farmer, Legislator and Businessman
Explore a segment of Blaine's agricultural heritage - and a vanished location with links to a Minnesota icon
Find out about the city's namesake - who he was, how it was decided and why he was chosen
Check out the most current poster, on display at Blaine City Hall
Discover the sights and stories of Blaine's major retail venue and how it changed shopping in the 1970's
Known as Janes Field, this airport has its roots in the infancy of aviation and links Blaine to the world yet today