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Historic Happenings with Susan Hvistendahl

Posted on: Oct 4 2021 by admin

Thursday, November 4, 2021; 7pm-8pm Held at the Rice County Historical Society

Local historian Susan Hvistendahl presents highlights from her new second edition of volume one of her “Historic Happenings” book series, including an update on Northfield’s Archer House and incidents with lions in 1915 and 1929. Her latest book, “Milestones and Memories of St. Olaf Band 1891-2018,” co-written with Jeffrey Sauve, will also be featured and all three “Historic Happenings” volumes about Northfield, St. Olaf and Carleton will be available for purchase.

This events costs $3 for non-members, and is free for members of the Rice County Historical Society. To Register please call 507-332-2121 to register for this program.

Closed in Observance of Labor Day

Posted on: Sep 2 2020 by admin

In observance of Labor Day, the Rice County Historical Society will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2020. Our offices will re-open on Tuesday, September 8 at 9:00 a.m.

In the meantime, please enjoy this gallery of Rice County employees from the past.

Upcoming Events at the Rice County Historical Society

Posted on: Aug 25 2015 by admin



We’re Waiting For You!

397-B-2 US Hotel Faribault

The Rice County Historical Society would like to invite history adventurers young, old, and in between to join us on October 3 from 4pm to 7pm for our third annual A Night at the Museum. Our seasonal celebration has fun for history fans of all ages.  The Museum of History will be open for visitors as will the log cabin, one-room schoolhouse, church, and Harvest and Heritage Halls.  Visitors will be able to see and talk to costumed characters from Rice County’s past.  In addition to the fun, interactive museum experience, there will be horse-drawn wagon rides, a fire pit (perfect for roasting hot dogs), and cookies and cider for  sale. At 6pm, join us for a Flashlight Tour of Harvest and Heritage Halls.  You will truly be able to see these exhibits in a whole new light! This event is $2.00 per person, $1.00 for those 12 and under.  Parking is free.  Tickets are available at the door.  This is an event that is perfect for those of all ages!  For more information, call 507-332-2121.

 Wagon rides - Web Sized 2     School Children - Web Photo