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Spring Flea Market

Posted on: May 17 2017 by admin

The Rice County Historical Society will be hosting its Spring Flea Market on
Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 8:00 am-2:00 pm

Rain or shine!

Flea Market vendors will bring a great variety of items to shop for including; antiques, collectibles, crafts, glassware, kitchen appliances, wood benches, and more.

The Rice County Historical Society would like to invite vendors of any experience level to sell at the Spring 2017 Flea Market. 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 5:30am.

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.

The 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.



“Cows, Colleges, and Conflict: Northfield’s Roles and Identities During World War I”

Posted on: May 4 2017 by admin

WWI Soldiers marching off to war. Faribault, MN. c. 18

Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7p.m.

Presented by: The Students of SCOPE (Student Community Outreach Program Experience)

The Rice County Historical Society is hosting a program on World War I, presented by Northfield Middle School’s SCOPE students and their teacher, Earl Wieinmann, on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 7:00 pm.

As a centennial commemoration of the United States entry into World War I, the students of Northfield’s SCOPE (Student Community Outreach Program Experience) have spent much of the last year, researching Northfield’s role, both here and abroad.  They have conducted original research by analyzing newspaper articles and other sources to create a presentation aimed at recognizing Northfield’s unique role in the “Forgotten War”. Their presentation will share the stories of how Northfield citizens contributed to and were affected by World War I.

SCOPE Students from the Northfield Middle School

Reservations are not required but are appreciated.


RCHS Carlander Family Room at 1814 NW 2nd Ave., Faribault, MN 55021. For more information call: 507-332-2121. Free for Members/$2 for Non-Members

Fleck’s Brewery Tour – Updated Schedule

Posted on: Apr 18 2017 by admin

The Rice County Historical Society’s Fleckenstein Brewery Walking Tour Event filled up fast, so we have added a third timeslot to our Saturday, April, 22, walking tour at 3 pm. Call quickly to reserve your spot!

A perfect day: as we look at the extended forecast for this coming Saturday, it is going to be a perfect day for the Fleckenstein Brewery walk. For those that have signed up already, don’t forget your camera. There will be two things that you for sure will want to take a picture of, which I can’t tell you what it may be. Expect the unexpected on this walking tour. Thanks to all that help support the Rice County Historical Society’s events and programs.

For more information or to make reservations, call us at 507-332-2121.

Join Us!

Posted on: Mar 14 2017 by admin

RCHS Family Fun Night!

Friday, March 17, 2017

5:30 – 7:30 pm


The games we play today have been around for a long time – played by children decades if not centuries ago. At our Family Fun Night we’ll play games from the past including feather races, string games, hopscotch, and dominoes. You’ll also be dazzled by card tricks. The museum gallery will be open and kids can go on a scavenger hunt for a prize. We’ll also have a photo booth set-up with costumes and props available for the photo. Bring your own camera or smart phone and you can take a selfie or a volunteer can take the photo for you. Since it’s also St. Patrick’s Day, come dressed in green and celebrate your Irish Heritage.

The cost of this Family Friendly event is $3.00 per person or a maximum of $10 per family. Popcorn, bottled water, games are all included in the price. Parking for this event is free.

The Rice County Historical Society is located at 1814 NW 2nd Ave., Faribault, MN.

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