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Fleckenstein Brewery: Walk, Program and Lunch

Posted on: Jun 20 2018 by admin

Sat., July 28, 2018

One of our more popular events is quickly approaching. Don’t miss your opportunity to join us on Saturday, July 28, 2018, for a walking tour, lunch, and program about the Fleckenstein Brewery.

Brian Schmidt will lead a walking tour of the Old Fleck’s Brewery where participants will get a chance to look around 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 been in its prime. Access to this site is through private property graciously opened to RCHS for this event by Shattuck-St. Mary’s.

After the morning tour, we will join those going on the afternoon tour for lunch at the Shattuck-St. Mary’s Inn and enjoy a taco buffet lunch and listen to a program that will add more in-depth history of the Fleckenstein Brewery. Special Guest, Al Fleckenstein and other family members from around the country will be joining the tour and program as well/

Choose from one of 2 tours to choose from: a 9:30 am tour or 1:30 pm tour. This year the tour ticket price also includes a lunch and a program about the history of the Fleckenstein Brewery. Both the lunch (11 am) and the program (12 pm) will be held at the Shattuck-St. Mary’s Inn and will take place between the two tours.

The tour will begin near the Shattuck Bell Tower in the NW Corner of the Shattuck-St. Mary’s campus. Enter the campus through the arch, and follow the loop. There will be signs for the RCHS Walking Tour. The tour includes a walk down the bluff to the Brewery ruins, so good walking shoes or hiking boots, weather appropriate clothing, bug spray, and a bottle of water are encouraged.

Admission is $17.50 for non-members and $15 for members. Please contact the Rice County Historical Society at (507) 332-2121 with any questions or to reserve either a morning or afternoon tour.

Space is limited and reservations are required. Call now!

“The Early Life of Alexander Faribault”

Posted on: Apr 20 2018 by admin

Thursday, May 10, 2018

at 7:00 pm

with Larry Richie

On Thursday, May 10, at 7 pm, there will be a book signing and program, presented by Larry Richie on the early life of Alexander Faribault.  Larry will talk about his new book, “Footsteps Along the Straight River”.

Alexander Faribault was a fur trader, town founder, politician, businessman, and philanthropist. He was also half Native American, and kin to the Dakota. Learn about Alexander Faribault’s life and how he inspired others.

The cost of this program is $3.00 for Non-members and free for Members and will be held in the Carlander Family Room at the Rice County Historical Society located at 1814 NW Second Ave., on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at 7 pm.

For questions about the event, call the RCHS museum at 507-332-2121.

“A Bag Worth a Pony; The Art of the Ojibwe Bandolier Bag”

Posted on: Apr 11 2018 by admin

Thursday, April 19, 6pm

Book Signing and Program
with Marcia Anderson

On Thursday, April 19, at 6pm, Minnesota Historian Marcia Anderson examines the history, forms, structure, and motifs of the bags, giving readers the tools to understand a bag’s makeup and meaning.

A Bag Worth a Pony reveals the story behind the Ojibwe bandolier bag, which proliferated throughout the assimilation era when Ojibwe and other Native people struggled to maintain their cultural traditions. Over several decades, Minnesota historian Marcia Anderson interviewed several bead artists whose voices teach us more about the significance of this enduring practice and the strength of a people.

The cost of this program is $3.00 for Non-members and free for Members and will be held in the Carlander Family Room at the Rice County Historical Society located at 1814 NW Second Ave., on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 6 pm.

For questions about the event, call the RCHS museum at 507-332-2121.

 

“Malt-O-Meal in Northfield”

Posted on: Feb 9 2018 by admin

Thursday, March 22, 2018
7:00 pm
Stephanie Hess

Stephanie Hess, Curator of Digitization and Special Collections at the Northfield Historical Society, will give a brief history of Malt-O-Meal in Northfield and share
highlights from their collection donated by the family of John S. Campbell (founder of Malt-O-Meal).

The cost of this program is $3.00 for nonmembers and free for members.

This program will be held in the Carlander Family Room at the Rice County Historical Society located at 1814 NW Second Ave., on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 7 pm.

For questions about the event, call the RCHS museum at 507-332-2121.