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“Valley Grove Preservation Society: History and Highlights”

Posted on: Dec 16 2021 by admin

POSTPONED – Date To Be Determined

Due to a significate increase of COVID-19 cases in Rice County, this program is being postponed. A new date will be set later this year.

Thank you for your understanding!

Join local historian and author Jeff Sauve as he presents interesting stories from his latest publication: Valley Grove Preservation Society: History & Highlights. 

For over fifty years, the non-profit organization has maintained the two historic churches located three miles north of Nerstrand, as well as managing the surrounding 50-acre oak savanna restoration. 

The program will begin at 7 pm and a book signing will follow the presentation. 

To learn more about the program call the museum at 507-332-2121. To learn more about Valley Grove, see their website at https://valleygrovemn.org/

Rice County Historical Society, Preserving the Past for Future Generations!

Upcoming Events!

Posted on: Nov 19 2021 by admin

We have a few program over the next month!

RCHS will be holding several programs and events over the course of December. Below is a list that will connect you to information about individual programs you might be interested in.

14th Annual Alexander Faribault House Christmas Open House: Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021; 11am-3pm

RCHS Member and Volunteer Appreciation Holiday Party: Dec 8., 2021; 5:30pm-7:30pm

Faribault’s Bruce Smith and the 1941 Minnesota Golden Gophers: Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021; 6:30pm Book Signing, 7pm Program

RCHS Member and Volunteer Appreciation Holiday Party

Posted on: Nov 19 2021 by admin

On Wednesday, December 8, 2021 from 5:30-7:30 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!

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.

14th Annual Alexander Faribault House Christmas Open House

Posted on: Nov 19 2021 by admin

Please join the Rice County Historical Society for a Christmas Open House at the former home of Alexander and Mary Elizabeth Faribault, located at its original location in Faribault.  The historic home will be open to the public on Saturday December 4, 11:00 am-3:00 pm.

Join us in celebrating our 14th Annual Traditional French-Canadian style Christmas at the Alexander Faribault House at 12 First Ave. NE, Faribault, MN.

The house will be decorated in the French-Canadian traditions of the Faribault family when they lived in the house in the 1850s.

This event is free and open to the public.