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Tonight! Feb. 21 at 7 pm

Posted on: Feb 21 2019 by admin

Play “I Spy” at the Museum

Posted on: Feb 15 2019 by admin

 Monday, Feb. 18th 9-4pm

Are you looking for something fun for kids to do when there is no school on Monday, President’s Day 2019? Kids, families and friends are invited to the Rice County Historical Society Museum for a fun “I Spy” challenge. Participants will be asked to find a variety of kid friendly objects in the museum. Plus, as an added bonus, you can also “Spy” and touch and learn with hands-on displays in the “Electrifying Minnesota” traveling exhibit. Completed “I Spy” forms will earn a prize.

In the traveling exhibit, “Electrifying Minnesota” you can discover what makes the miracle of generating electricity possible. Learn what people thought about electricity in the late-19th and early-20th centuries and how we will generate it in years to come. Period silent films, photography and an interactive electromagnetic generator all reveal the power of electricity and how it shapes our lives as Minnesotans. This exhibit was created by The Baaken Museum in partnership with the Minnesota History Center. The Rice County Historical Society staff has complement the exhibit with the local history on electrifying Rice County

We will be open our regular hours from 9 to 4pm it will take 1- 1 ½ hours to play. No reservation is needed to play the game, if you played last time- there will be new challenges!

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

Electrifying Minnesota Now on Exibit

Posted on: Dec 13 2018 by admin

“Electrifying Minnesota,” a new traveling exhibit at the RiceCounty Historical Society will open on Thursday, December 13, 2018, and be free and open to the public that day. The exhibit illuminates the powerful ways electricity has transformed lives in Minnesota for well over100 years.

Imagine what it was like, for the first time, to have electricity available at the flick of a switch. Discover what makes the miracle of generating electricity possible. Learn what people thought about electricity in the late-19th and early-20th centuries and how we will generate it in years to come. Period silent films, photography and an interactive electromagnetic generator all reveal the power of electricity and how it shapes our lives as Minnesotans.

This exhibit was created by The Bakken Museum in partnership with the Minnesota History Center. It is on temporary loan through early April 2019, from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and will be traveling to venues throughout Minnesota. Rice County Historical Society staff will complement the exhibit with the local history on electrifying Rice County

The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.

The Minnesota History Center is part of the Minnesota Historical Society, a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to help illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves, and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs, and book publishing.

The exhibit will remain open through early April 2019, during which regular admission rates will apply.  

For questions or more information, call the RCHS museum at 507-332-2121.

Holiday Appreciation for RCHS Members and Volunteers

Posted on: Dec 10 2018 by admin
Downtown Faribault, c. 1930

And Exhibit Opening Sneak Peek

On Wednesday, December 12, 2018 beginning at 7 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!

Those who join us will also get a chance to get a sneak peek look at our new traveling exhibit from the Minnesota Historical Society. 

Also, interested individuals in volunteering or becoming a member are invited too. Come and learn about the many different ways you can make a difference in helping us preserve history.

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.