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2017 RCHS Annual Meeting

Posted on: Sep 26 2017 by admin

Thursday, October 19, 2017

5:00 pm Social Hour; 6:00 pm Dinner; 7:00 pm Program
Held at the Faribault Elks Club 

The Rice County Historical Society’s 2017 Fall Banquet and Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 19, at the Faribault Elks Club (131 Lyndale Avenue North) in Faribault.  The banquet will begin with a social hour at 5:00; dinner will be served at 6:00.  There will be a brief business meeting as required by our bylaws at 7:00, followed by the Carlander Family sharing the history of The State Bank of Faribault.

The Carlander Family: Seated (L to R) Richard and Loraine Carlander. Standing (L to R) Mathew Carlander, Kimberly Koepke, and John Carlander

The Carlander Family: Seated (L to R) Richard and Loraine Carlander. Standing (L to R) Mathew Carlander, Kimberly Koepke, and John Carlander

Throughout the last 98 years, the State Bank of Faribault, has remained an innovative community bank while serving and giving back to the Faribault Area in many ways. Their interest in preserving local history can be seen in their lobby, and their location in the exhibit of their Fleckenstein Brewing collection, the Faribault Engine, and the former Ochs Building, among others.

Please join us for an eventful evening.  The meal will be catered by Nerstrand Meats & Catering and will include a whole hog roast, au gratin potatoes, cole slaw, baked beans with bacon, Bootsie’s homemade cherry sauce, rolls with butter, and a desert.

Nerstrand Meats & Catering

Nerstrand Meats & Catering

Tickets for this event are $17.50 for RCHS and Chapter members and $20.00 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased from any RCHS board members or at the Rice County Historical Society, located at 1814 NW 2nd Ave. in Faribault. Please reserve a ticket by Thursday, October 12th.

The Rice County Historical Society is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to discover, preserve and share the history of Rice County and the State of Minnesota.

For more information, call (507) 332-2121.

RCHS’s 5th Annual “A Night At The Museum”

Posted on: Sep 26 2017 by admin

Saturday, October 7, 2017
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Come and see history brought to life at the fourth annual A Night at the Museum event, hosted by the Rice County Historical Society in its museum and historic outbuildings at 1814 NW Second Ave., from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 7.

This event will feature many costumed characters from Rice County’s past. These characters will be in the log cabin, the schoolhouse, Harvest and Heritage Halls and the Museum of History. There will also be flashlight tours offered in the Heritage and Harvest Halls where artifacts from early-day county businesses and farming equipment are kept. There will be horse-drawn wagon rides, food, and music around a crackling fire ring as well as a passport clue-hunt for children with prizes offered. Great fun for the whole family! 

The cost of this Family Friendly event is $3.00 for adults and $1.00 for youngsters 12 and under. Hotdogs, cider, and cookies are sold for a minimal extra cost. Parking for this event is free.

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

1855 Two-Year Shindig

Posted on: Sep 26 2017 by admin

Sunday, October 1, 2017
1:30 PM

Join Samuel Temple and Logan Ledman for their “Two-Year Shindig,” that commemorates 2 years of production for the Faribault History Series 1855 on Faribault Community Television. At the event, there will be DVDs for sale, fun, special presentations, and a chance to speak with the hosts.

Reservation for this event is not required, but appreciated.  This event will be held in the Carlander Family Room at the Rice County Historical Society. 1814 2nd Ave NW, Faribault. Please call us at 507-332-2121 for any questions.

Admission for this event is free!

Open Saturdays: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Posted on: Jun 22 2017 by admin
1814 NW 2nd Ave., Faribault, MN

RCHS Museum at 1814 NW 2nd Ave., Faribault, MN

The Rice County Historical Society Museum is now open on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, from June 3 through to September 2 (Labor Day Weekend.) The Museum, located at 1814 NW Second Ave., Faribault, has exhibits on many local topics as well as a research center.

A tour of the museum makes a great outing for when relatives or friends visit this summer, grandparents taking care of the grandkids, or just to learn more about the county’s history. The museum will also be open Monday-Friday hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors, and $1 for youths. Youngsters 12 years or under are free.

During the summer and fall, tours of the Alexander Faribault House are available by request. Call the RCHS Museum at 332-2121, to request a tour. The cost is $3 for adults and $1 for children. A 24-hour or greater advance notice for a tour is required in order to line up a volunteer to give the tour.