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RCHS 2021 Annual Meeting

Posted on: Oct 5 2021 by admin

Thursday, October 28, 2021

5pm Social Hour, 6pm Dinner, 7pm
Program Held at the Faribault American Legion

The Rice County Historical Society’s 2021 Fall Banquet and Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 28, at the American Legion (112 5th St NE) in Faribault. 

The banquet will begin with a social hour at 5:00; dinner will be served at 6:00.  There will be a brief business meeting as required by our bylaws at 7:00, followed by a program, “Murder, Mysteries, and Misfortune in Rice County,” presented by Elsie Slinger.

Dinner will be a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixing, garden salad, and dessert catered by the Faribault American Legion. The cost is $25 for RCHS members and $30 for non-members.

Tickets can be purchased at the RCHS Museum, 1814 Second Ave. NW; from RCHS board members; or reserved by calling the museum at 332-2121.

Family Search Revisited, Rice County Genealogical Society

Posted on: Oct 5 2021 by admin

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 6pm Held at the Rice County Historical Society

This free genealogy website updates and changes all the time. Join presenter Kathy Ness as she walks through these changes. There will be time for setting up your own family and answer any questions.
Free! In the meeting room at the Rice County Historical Society in Faribault.

Story Quilts with Jane Wakely, Rice County Genealogical Society

Posted on: Oct 5 2021 by admin

Tuesday November 9, 2021 6pm; Held at the Northfield Public Library

Jean’s mother created these story quilts to tell the story of her family and local history. Jean will be speaking about how her mother gathered and created these wonderful quilts. This program will be held in the large meeting room at the Northfield Public Library.
The program is free and open to all!

Faribault’s Bruce Smith and the 1941 Minnesota Golden Gophers

Posted on: Oct 4 2021 by admin

Thursday, December 9, 2021; 6:30pm Book Signing, 7pm Program Held at the Rice County Historical Society

On December 9, 1941, just two days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Faribault native and University of Minnesota football star Bruce Smith accepted the prestigious Heisman Trophy in front of millions of American radio listeners.

This December 9, on the 80th anniversary of Smith’s iconic speech, join Minnesota author and journalist Danny Spewak to relive this wonderful moment in Faribault history. Spewak will also discuss his new book, “From the Gridiron to the Battlefield: Minnesota’s March to a College Football Title and into World War II,” which tells the story of the undefeated 1941 Gopher football team and features Smith as the team captain.

Book signing at 6:30
Program at 7:00
$3.00 Admission
Free for RCHS Members