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Employment Opportunity: Curator/Assistant

Posted on: Dec 20 2019 by admin

The Rice County Historical Society is seeking a Curator/Assistant to the Executive Director to manage the collection, exhibits, and select administrative responsibilities. Additional skills needed by the successful applicant include: the ability to work with, train, and support volunteers; strong research and written communication skills; as well as the ability to multitask and work with a team. BA in related field with experience required. MA in related field preferred.

Please send cover letter, resume and references to: Rice County Historical Society, 1814 NW 2nd Ave., Faribault, MN 55021 or sgarwood@rchistory.org.

Applications will be reviewed starting January 20th.  Applications accepted until position is filled.

A full job description can be found here.

Woolen Mills – Book Signing and Talk with Jeff Jarvis

Posted on: Dec 12 2019 by admin

Seating is limited, please call 507-332-2121 for reservations.

Rice County Historical Society’s Volunteer & Membership Appreciation Reception

Posted on: Dec 9 2019 by admin

On Wednesday, December 11, 2018 from 4:00-6:00 pm the Rice County Historical Society will celebrate our members and volunteers.

Please join us as we celebrate the season-and our volunteers and members. We hope you can make time in your busy holiday schedule to stop by the museum to enjoy some refreshments and so we can thank you for your continued support. Volunteers and Members are the ones who “make it happen” at the Rice County Historical Society. Thank you to all who made it a great year!

This event is free for volunteers and members – both current and those interested in becoming volunteers and/or members.

For more information about this event call (507)332-2121.

13th Annual Alexander Faribault House Christmas Open House

Posted on: Nov 13 2019 by admin
Painting of Alexander Faribault and small table set for the holidays.

Please join the Rice County Historical Society for a Christmas Open House at the former home of Alexander and Mary Elizabeth Faribault, located at its original location in Faribault.  The historic home will be open to the public on Friday, December 6, 4:00-7:00 pm and Saturday December 7, 10:00 am-3:00 pm.

Admission is free and open to the public!

The house will be decorated with the French-Canadian holiday traditions of the Faribault family.  The family celebrated the holidays in this home in the early 1850s.

The dining room table will display a hand crocheted table cloth set for Christmas dinner with a candied apple centerpiece made with apples donated by Trumps Orchard.  Docents will give tours and answer questions about the home, as well as the life and times of the Faribault family.

We also invite you to visit the upstairs portion of the house, to see Mary Elizabeth’s sewing room and the bedrooms.  In the west end of the second floor is a museum with Faribault family artifacts as well as the Faribault Business exhibit. Many local businesses are featured in this exhibit including Nutting Truck and Castor, Brand Peony Farm, The Olympia, and Ochs.

This event is FREE and open to the public. No reservation is required. Please call the museum at 507-332-2121 if you have any questions.