90 Feet to the Fleckenstein Brewery
FLECKENSTEIN WALKING TOUR UPDATE:
The Rice County Historical Society’s walking tours of the Fleckenstein Brewery site are now FULL to capacity.
We would like to thank everyone who signed up for the tours.
For those who can’t be at the upcoming tours – RCHS is planning to repeat this event either in the fall, or next spring, in order to help more people experience this important piece of Faribault history. If you would like to be put on a waiting list, please call us at 507-332-2121.
The Rice County Historical Society is offering a 90th Anniversary Celebration event – a walking tour of the Fleckenstein Brewery site!
Join Brian Schmidt as he leads a walking tour of the Old Fleck’s Brewery site. Tour participants will get a chance to explore these hard-to-access ruins. Photos of the Brewery will be spread throughout the site, and Schmidt will help visitors see how the Brewery would have looked in its prime.
The tour will be $3.00 for non-members and FREE for members.
The morning tour is FULL, but the afternoon tour will begin at 12:30 PM. The tour will begin in the NW corner of the Shattuck-St. Mary’s campus. Enter campus through the arch, and follow the loop to the left about halfway. Follow the signs for the RCHS Walking Tour.
Both tours include walking on steep or uneven ground. Good walking shoes or hiking boots, weather appropriate clothing, bug spray, and a bottle of water are encouraged.
Contact us at 507-332-2121. Preregistration is required.
The “Tombstone Tourist” with Jeff Sauve
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Join award-winning writer and St. Olaf College Archivist, Jeff Sauve, for his entertaining and lively talk “The Tombstone Tourist Visits the Northfield Cemetery.” The program will focus on tombstone architecture, symbolism, and inscription, as well as the fascinating and forgotten stories of some of the people laid to rest in the cemetery.
The program will be $2.00 for non-members and FREE for members. The program will be held in the Carlander Family Room at the Rice County Historical Society. 1814 NW 2nd Ave, Faribault, MN 55021. Contact us at 507-332-2121. Preregistration is recommended.
The History of Lonsdale in Pictures
The Rice County Historical Society is offering a 90th Anniversary Celebration event: The History of Lonsdale in Pictures!
Join local historian Steve Vosejpka to learn more about early settlement, the importance of the railroad, the establishment of Lonsdale, and information about present day Lonsdale.
The program also includes a treasure trove of historic Lonsdale photographs that help illustrate the town’s history.
The Rice County Historical Society turns 90 years old this year!
Join us at the Kick Off event for our 90th anniversary celebrations – a Historic Movie Night at the Village Family Theater on Saturday, March 19, starting at 3:00 PM.
RCHS will be showing “The Quiet Man” in the historic Village Family Theater. Visitors will have a chance to see this iconic moving picture the way they would have when it was first released.
The event will begin by showing amateur silent movies from Rice County’s past, including clips from the Fleckenstein Brewery, 1920s car races at the Rice County Grandstand, and more.
The main event is a showing of director John Ford’s Academy Award winning film “The Quiet Man.” Preserved in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress and starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, the film is truly a classic piece of cinema. The film revolves around an enchanting story of love and familial ties that are tested when a boxer from America finds his way back to the village of his birth in Ireland. While there he crosses paths with a stunning woman who is to be forever intertwined with his path.
After the movie, ticket holders will get a chance to tour the restored Village Family Theater for no additional cost. The tours will allow visitors to see behind-the-scenes look at the theater building. Visitors will also get to see how the theater was converted from an Armory to a movie theater; including how they angled the floor to accommodate a movie theater slope.
The program will begin at 3:00 pm on March 19, 2016 at the Village Family Theater, 20 2nd Street NW, Faribault MN. Admission is $7.00 for non-members and $5.00 for members. Preregistration is encouraged. Concessions will be available. Please contact the Rice County Historical Society at (507) 332-2121 with any questions.