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April 2017

Treaty Site Hosting Traveling Exhibit

“Electrifying Minnesota” is an exhibit from the Minnesota Historical Society’s Traveling Exhibits Program on display at the Nicollet County Historical Society through August 27, 2017! “Electrifying Minnesota” illuminates the powerful ways electricity has transformed lives in Minnesota for well over 100 years.

Imagine what it was like, for the first time, to have electricity available at the flick of a switch.  Discover what makes the miracle of generating electricity possible.  Learn what people thought about electricity in the late-19th and early-20th centuries and how we will generate it in years to come.   Period silent films, photography and an interactive electromagnetic generator all reveal the power of electricity and how it shapes our lives as Minnesotans.

 

Company B Reenactment Weekend at Fort Ridgely 

On Saturday June 10 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm join Civil War reenactors from Company B, the New Ulm Battery and other groups as they demonstrate what life was like for soldiers during the 1860s. The men will cook their supper over the fire, run musket drills, fire cannons and educate visitors on a typical day at the fort.

The reenactors arrive Friday night and stay through Sunday so families are encouraged to stay the weekend and camp at the state park.

 

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