Historical Society

History Center Entrance

The Little Canada Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Little Canada, Minnesota's unique history. Our Society was started in 1977 by a group of local citizens interested in the history of our community and its people. We are an entire volunteer organization that specializes in French-Canadian genealogy. We encourage you to visit us today!

Gift Store

Looking for a unique gift? Buy some history at our Gift Store.


An electronic version of The Grist Mill Newsletter is available here

History Walk

Join the Historical Society on a History Walk. The guided 1.3-mile walk is on paved surfaces and requires moderate effort. The walks are held on Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. and take about an hour (reservations required).  Call the History Center at 651-766-4044 for more information or to register. 

Memorial Dedication

A memorial honoring Genevieve "Jane" Laurence Gervais will be dedicated on August 5 at 1:30 p.m. at St. John's Cemetery. There will be a gathering afterward at Canadian Days in Spooner Park. Everyone is welcome.

Jon Vanek, a fifth great-grandson of Benjamin and Genevieve, and professional genealogist presented his record and document findings on the family that founded Little Canada.  DVD copies of the presentation are available for a $25.00 donation. Email, call or stop by the Historical Society if you are interested in a copy.