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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…

Cover photo of a winter scene at the Kasota Prairie.

Seasons of Southern Minnesota

Seasons of Southern Minnesota is a collection of photos taken by Warren and Terri Michels. As Warren says it’s not so much about, is this shot Terri’s or mine…it’s more like they are ours! Warren & Terri both have an eye for photography but differ in their approach. Warren often sees the bigger picture while Terri is more often the macro shooter. They even share their cell phones and cameras to try and get the perfect image to share with their viewers. Photographers Warren and Terri can be found traveling, hiking, and biking with cameras in hand ready to catch that, at the right place, at the right time, with…

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.

ONLINE EXHIBITS

BENT BUT NOT BROKEN OUR STORY IN PICTURES

VOTES FOR WOMEN: A PORTRAIT OF PERSISTENCE

BASEBALL AND NICOLLET COUNTY

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