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Veteran’s Day Open House and Program

Posted on: Oct 22 2018 by admin

Exhibit Opening and Program, “War Heroes” presented by Al Smith

Saturday, November 10, 2018

New Exhibit Cases Opening: 10 am-1 pm

Followed by “War Heroes”, a visual presentation by Al Smith at 1pm

"Friends", Pen and Ink drawing by Al Smith

“Friends”, Pen and Ink drawing by Al Smith

In honor of Veterans’ Day, we will unveil our newest exhibit case displays on WWI, WWII, Korean and Vietnam Wars.  These exhibits were created by RCHS interns with the help of Rice County Veterans.  The museum will be open from 10 to 1 to view this exhibit and the rest of the museum.

At 1 pm Artist and Historian Al Smith will present about what lead him to draw soldiers and how he captures the aspects of their experience in the face of war.

Artist, Al Smith

Artist, Al Smith

Admission: Free of charge.

For more information, please call: 507-3322121.
Rice County Historical Society is located at 1814 NW 2nd Ave., Faribault, MN 55021

 

 

 

 

The Tombstone Tourists Visits Faribault’s Oak Ridge Cemetery

Posted on: Sep 8 2018 by admin

With Jeff Sauve’

September 13, 2018. 7:00pm

Jeff Sauve’ returns to RCHS this time having visited Oak Ridge Cemetery in Faribault.  Sauve’, an award-winning author and former St. Olaf Archivist, will talk about tombstone architecture, symbolism, and inscription, as well as some fascinating stories of the people laid to rest in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Admission is $3.00 for non-members and FREE for members. Reservations are encouraged.

Please contact the Rice County Historical Society at (507) 332-2121 with any questions.

Employment/Opening

Posted on: Aug 20 2018 by admin

Updated: 10/22/2018: Position Filled

P/T Administrative Assistant

The Rice County Historical Society is seeking a 20 hr/ wk Administrative Assistant. Successful candidates must have strong computer skills as well as excellent written/oral communication skills. The ideal candidate would also have excellent people skills (in person, electronic, and telephone) and an interest in local and state history. Job includes office management, computer use and general museum responsibilities. Send cover letter, resume, and list of references to: Rice County Historical Society, 1814 NW 2nd Ave., Faribault, MN 55021 or sgarwood@rchistory.org. Applications will be reviewed starting August 31. Applications accepted until position is filled.

“Lonsdale in Photos” with Steve Vosejpka

Posted on: Aug 8 2018 by admin

Thursday, August 23, 2018
7:00 pm

Lonsdale Blacksmith, c. 1900

Lonsdale Blacksmith, c. 1900

Join Lonsdale historian Steve Vosejpka for this program on Lonsdale history. He will share information about early settlement, the importance of the railroad to the start of the city, the establishment of Lonsdale in 1903, and information about present day.

The program also includes a treasure trove of historic Lonsdale photographs that help illustrate the town’s history.

The program will begin at 7:00pm on August 23, 2018 at the Rice County Historical Society, 1814 2nd Ave NW, Faribault MN. Admission is $3.00 for non-members and FREE for members. Reservations are encouraged.

Please contact the Rice County Historical Society at (507) 332-2121 with any questions.