So Many Stories. So Minnesota.
Every person and every region have a story. Unique stories that we as historical and cultural entities want to share with everyone. The problem is, people aren’t visiting brick and mortar sites like they used to. We’re seeing fewer families through our doors on the weekends, not as many tours being booked, and dwindling numbers of field trips. This transition away from visiting museums and historic sites poses challenges for us because, in most instances, we depend on revenue from admission to create new and educational programs, exhibits, and sometimes just to keep the lights on.
A group of six local historical organizations realized small museums like us can’t do it
alone anymore so we’ve banded together to pool our collective resources. These six organizations are Goodhue County, Nicollet County, Northfield, Rice County, Steele County, and Waseca County Historical Societies.
Learn more about SoMN History here.
Forgotten History Lecture Series
Join NCHS Research Assistant Bob Sandeen and guest presenters on a journey through topics of Nicollet County’s lost or forgotten history. Each month we’ll explore little-known or forgotten people, places, and events in Nicollet County’s varied and fascinating history.
Lectures will take place on the last Thursday of each month at 2:00 PM at the Nicollet County Historical Society. Cost is $3 for the general public and free for Nicollet County Historical Society members and Gustavus students, faculty, and staff with IDs.
- July 27 – The Grasshopper Plague in Nicollet County
- August 31 – Founder’s Dilemma: Who Really Founded Saint Peter
- September 28 – Lost Post Offices of Nicollet County
- October 26 – Ghost Towns: History & Mysteries
- November 30 – Benjamin Franklin in Nicollet County
- No December program
See our Events page for program details.