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The 4th Annual A Night at the Museum

Posted on: Sep 15 2016 by admin

A Night at the Museum!

At the Rice County Historical Society

                                                                                             Saturday, October 8, 2016

                                                                                            4:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Come see history brought to life at the Rice County Historical Society! Meet people from Rice County’s past related to the exhibits in the museum and the historic outbuildings behind it.




Experience a lesson from a one-room school teacher, meet an alter guild member at the former Cannon City Episcopal Church, greet a frontier housewife in the log cabin, and go on a flashlight tour of the Heritage and Harvest Halls where artifacts from early Rice County businesses and farming are kept.




Flashlight tours will be offered from 4:15 to 6:30 PM. There will be food and music around a fire ring, tractor-driven hay rides, and a passport clue-hunt for children (with prizes)!




The event is $2.00 for adults, and $1.00 for children under 12. Hotdogs, cider, and cookies will be sold for a minimal extra cost.




The event will take place at the Rice County Historical Society at 1814 NW Second Ave., Faribault, MN 55021.

Call 507-332-2121 for more information.

RCHS Fall Flea Market!

Posted on: Aug 25 2016 by admin

Rice County Historical Society

2016 Fall Flea Market


Saturday, September 10, 2016

5:30 AM to 8:00 AM: Vendor Set Up

8:00 AM to 2:00 PM: Sale


RCHS Museum of History


during the Flea Market!



Fair Sign - Spring Flea Market

Join us at the RCHS Museum of History for our semi-annual flea market. Shop local crafts, antiques, artwork, collectibles, and far more. The RCHS Museum will be open and free of charge during the flea market.

The Rice County Historical Society is located at

1814 NW 2nd Ave., Faribault, MN 55021.





10′ x 20′ spots available ahead of time for $20.00

Day of: $25.00 (if space available)


Reserving a spot will require deposit payment AND completion of a Vendor Agreement Form. 


Please contact the Rice County Historical Society at 507-332-2121 or rchs@rchistory.org for more information and the required forms.

RCHS History Walk and Victorian Clothing Exhibit

Posted on: Aug 8 2016 by admin

RCHS presents their first ever History Walk!


Saturday, August 13, 2016


Participants will be able to discover the hidden history all around them on either a 1.5 mile or 3 mile self-paced walking route that features many historic Faribault sites. The route is self-guided and self-paced, and there will be information stations and volunteers along the route to help you learn more about Faribault’s history!

Route Photo

Walking Path

WHEN: The walk  will be from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, with registration from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Walkers may begin as soon as they complete their registration.

WHERE: Registration will be held near the log cabin on the RCHS grounds. 1814 NW 2nd Ave., Faribault, MN.

COST: The cost is $10.00/person, $5.00/students, and FREE for those 12 and under.

All interested participants over 21 years of age will be entered in a drawing for a FREE pint at the F-Town Brewing Company. (10 winners will be drawn. Must be present to win.)

08-13-2016 History Walk Postcard

Victorian Clothing Exhibit and Program


Temporary Exhibit: July 29 – August 24, 2016


Arleen Roberts will have her collection of Victorian dresses, coats, uniforms, and accessories on display from July 29 to August 24, 2016.

The exhibit is included in the normal museum admission price, and is free for members. RCHS hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The Museum will also be open Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM through labor day weekend.


“Antique Clothing” with Arleen Roberts

Thursday, August 11, 2016

7:00 PM

Arleen Roberts will speak about her collection of antique clothing, uniforms, and accessories. Her talk will include information about the collection of Victorian clothing, what influenced style throughout the years, and how the clothing and accessories were made.

The program will be $2.00 for non-members and FREE for members.

Preregistration is encouraged, but not required.

Victorian Clothing Exhibit Postcard

Both Victorian Clothing events will be held in the Carlander Family Room at the RCHS Museum of History. 1814 NW 2nd Ave., Faribault, MN 55021.


Please contact RCHS at 507-332-2121 for more information about these programs

Rice County Fair!

Posted on: Jul 18 2016 by admin

The Rice County Fair is almost here!


Our hours will be different during the fair.

The Museum will be CLOSED on Monday. July 18.
The Museum and Harvest and Heritage Halls will be open on Tuesday, July 19 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
The museum and outbuildings (including the church, cabin, school, Harvest Hall, and Heritage Hall) will be open
         Wednesday: 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Thursday: 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
     Saturday: 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
   Sunday: 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Please join us during the Rice County Fair to visit our outbuildings; see historic demonstrations of skills like spinning, blacksmithing, quilt making, and more; do our RCHS Museum scavenger hunt; and play games by the log cabin from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM everyday.
In addition, RCHS would love to celebrate its 90th Anniversary with any area residents turning 90 or older in 2016. There will be a celebration in the new Carlander Family Room from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Thursday, July 21.

Admission to the Outbuildings is free during the fair, and admission to the museum is reduced during the fair, with family admission capped at $5.00.

The Research Room will be closed from July 18 – July 24.

Please contact us at 507-332-2121 for more information.