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Light ans dark green poster with gradient brown text that reads Brewers and Bottlers: A Refreshing History of Beer and Soda Making in Nicollet County. On the right half of the poster is a cut out image of assorted colorful beer and soda bottles.

Brewers and Bottlers: A Refreshing History of Beer and Soda Making in Nicollet County

Beer and soda have long held an important place in American history, even here in Nicollet County. The brewmasters and soda makers of the area served the role of providing refreshment to the hard-working people who were building the landscape we have here today. From the small pioneer breweries established on the territorial prairie to large modern bottling facilities, the Nicollet County Historical Society explores our rich history of locally produced beverages. Brewers and Bottlers: A Refreshing History of Beer and Soda Making in Nicollet County showcases material from the collections of the Nicollet County Historical Society and other donors related to the history and heritage of brewing and bottling…

Color image of a river with green trees on a bluff with the words "River Valley Reflections: Our Enduring Water" written in cursive across the middle.

River Valley Reflections: Our Enduring Water

The Minnesota River Valley has a long and varied water history. There are several important waterways located within our region. This exhibit explores the importance of these waters and their continuing impact on living creatures and the environment through story, history, faith, ethics, the arts, and science. The Minnesota River, Swan Lake, and other waterways have played an important role in the lives of indigenous people in this region for thousands of years. Native people used the river as a form of transportation, a food and water source, and a crossing point. It also contained a spiritual connotation for many. These early people set a precedent for responsibly appreciating and…

1851 Treaty of Traverse des Sioux

The Treaty Site History Center’s permanent exhibit interprets the 1851 Treaty of Traverse des Sioux as a watershed moment in Minnesota history. The consequences for both Dakota people and Euro-Americans are explored through large graphic panels, hands-on activities, artifacts, and a portion of Twin City Public Television’s Dakota Conflict.

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