Gervais Mill Park
Gervais Mill Park is located on the site of the grist mill that was established by the first settler in the area, Benjamin Gervais. Gervais built the mill here to operate his business free of government control, which was not possible in nearby St. Paul. Today, the park serves as a recreational and nature area. Enjoy the wonderfully preserved prairie and wetlands that make up the area, as well as the trails to hike and wildlife to behold. Bring your rod for the great fishing at the pond or just relax and enjoy the day.
The History Center in this city is the home of the Little Canada Historical Society (LCHS), a group that is dedicated to preserving the history of Little Canada for future generations. The Center accomplishes this in a number of ways, including maintaining an impressive collection of artifacts and items on display that chronicle the city’s proud history. Enjoy the community events and educational sessions hosted by the center to further increase the community’s awareness of the city’s past. The LCHS also sponsors ongoing research that continues to explore new historical facets of the area.
Walker Art Center
Take advantage of a wonderful opportunity to sample contemporary art at the Walker Art Center, one of the nation’s premier exhibiters of modern art. This art center is a part of the so-called ‘Big Five’ of museums that display this art style. The Walker Art Center has been standing for over a century as it was founded in 1879, delighting patrons from across the globe, as well as the Twin Cities. In addition to its national acclaim as a art center, it also sponsors a visual arts program, a performing arts program, and a film/video program, among other programs.