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(Memorial Day to Labor Day)
Othertimes available by appointment.

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.

Upcoming Events with RCHS

Posted on: Oct 5 2021 by admin

We have several programs over the next few months!

RCHS will be holding several programs and events over the next few months, some are in partnership with the Rice County Genealogical Society (RCGS) and others are Rice County Historical Society (RCHS) specific programs. Below is a list that will connect you to information about individual programs you might be interested in.

Family Search, Revisited (RCGS): Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 at 6pm

RCHS Annual Meeting and Banquet: Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021; 5pm Social Hour, 6pm Dinner, 7pm Program

Historic Happenings with Susan Hvistendahl: Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 at 7pm

Story Quilts with Jane Wakely (RCGS): Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021 at 6pm

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

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.