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“Collecting Toys”

Posted on: Aug 6 2019 by admin

a Talk with Don Hora & Pat O’Connor

The Spud Gun – it shoots small pieces of potato
c. 1950

Thursday, August 15, 2019 – 7:00 pm

Come and learn the ins & outs of collecting toys. Don collects toy tractors and Pat collects toy cap guns. Both are RCHS volunteers and have shared their collections with us for our temporary Toy Exhibit.

Join us and find out how they started and what keeps them going.

$3 per person Free for members. Walk-ins are welcome. Reservations are encouraged.

For more information call us at 507-332-2121.

RCHS’s Spring Flea Market

Posted on: May 3 2019 by admin

Saturday, May 18, 2019, 8:00 am-2:00 pm
Rain or Shine!

The Rice County Historical Society will be hosting its Spring Flea Market on Saturday, May 18. Market vendors will bring a great variety of items to shop for including; antiques, collectibles, crafts, glassware, kitchen appliances, wood benches, and more.

All who are interesting in being a vendor (of any experience level) are encouraged to give us a call. Vendor spots available are 10’x20’ stalls and can be reserved for $20 prior to the day of the event. If there are any spaces remaining, they will be available for $25 on the day of the event.  You are encouraged to bring a tarp or table, canopy, or whatever necessary to display your items. First time sellers are welcome! Vendors will be able to set up starting at 5:30 am.

The Flea Market will be in the Museum’s front parking lot as well as behind the RCHS Museum of History, at 1814 NW 2nd Avenue, Faribault, MN 55021. Vendors are invited to reserve a spot for the Flea Market by making a fee payment and completing a Vendor Agreement Form.

RCHS will have bottled water and coffee available for purchase.  The RCHS Museum of History will be open to the public during the Flea Market free of charge.  There is free parking available for the event.

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

“History of Communication” program

Posted on: Mar 6 2019 by admin

Thursday, March 7, 2019 – 7pm

Dan Roberts, local historian and RCHS volunteer will talk about the history of communication from smoke signals to cell towers.

Reservations are encouraged. Call 507-332-2121 to reserve a seat.

Free for RCHS members. $3.00/non-RCHS member.

Museum Closed 2/25/2019 due to weather

Posted on: Feb 25 2019 by admin

This year is certainly proving to be a historic one – at least in terms of snowfall and school closings. This weekend’s blizzard has driven the snow plows off the road. They expect to be back at work (thank you, brave snowplow drivers) by the early morning, but don’t expect that all the rural roads will be cleared. The schools have closed for tomorrow, Monday, February 25.

As per our policy to follow the Faribault School District’s lead, the Rice County Historical Society Museum will be closed as well. If you have any questions, please email our director at sgarwood@rchistory.org. Thank you. Stay safe.