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MON - FRI: 9AM - 4PM
Additional Summer Hours:
SAT: 10AM - 2PM
Othertimes available by appointment.

“Gaslight Murders” – with Jeff Sauve’

Posted on: Mar 4 2020 by admin

Thursday, April 16, 2020, 7pm

Gaslight Murders–Two Minnesota Crimes In The Victorian-era , with Jeff Sauvé

Join award-winning local author and historian Jeff Sauvé for a talk and slideshow about his latest book project  Murder at Minnesota Point.  Based on actual events in the 1890s, the book faithfully retells the story of a nationwide search for one of the country’s first serial killers. In addition, Sauvé will cover an infamous unrelated murder that took place in Faribault during the same time period

The presentation is for mature audiences only.

The cost for this program is $3 for Non-Members
and free for Members.

Registration is not required, but is encouraged—507-332-2121

“Alexander Faribault: His Journey from Fur Trader to Businessman to Pauper”

Posted on: Feb 18 2020 by admin


RCHS Program
Presented by Samuel Temple
Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at 7pm

Alexander Faribault first settled in the Cannon River Valley in 1826.  By 1855, a town was formed. How did this young man transition. from a young fur trader to the patriarch of a town? Join Samuel Temple as he shares the story of this enigmatic figure.

Admission $3 for Non-members and free for RCHS Members.

Registration is encouraged. For more information call: 507-332-2121

“The Telegraph and the Civil War”

Posted on: Jan 28 2020 by admin

Presented by Dan Roberts
Thursday, February 13, 2020 – 7pm

Invented in 1844, the telegraph significantly contributed to the Union victory during the Civil War. Join us for this program presented by Dan Roberts to learn more about how the telegraph was used by both civilians and soldiers during the war.

Admission $3 for Non-members and free for RCHS Members.
Registration is encouraged.
For more information call: 507-332-2121

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.