History Center is open. The Archives requires an appointment. Call 507-934-2160.

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 in Nicollet County.

The displays will change periodically so additional artifacts can be shown from other collectors. Any collectors interested in displaying their Nicollet County beer and soda items are encouraged to contact Executive Director Jessica Becker at 507-934-2160.

Admission to the History Center is
  • $6 adults
  • $5 seniors ages 65+
  • $4 children ages 5-17.
Free admission
  • NCHS members
  • Children age 4 and younger
  • Gustavus students, faculty, and staff with their campus ID.

Nicollet County Historical Society - Treaty Site History Center

The Treaty Site History Center is located in St. Peter, MN, just off of US Highway 169.

Address
1851 N. Minnesota Avenue
St. Peter, MN 56082

Accessible parking
A free parking lot is available at the site.
Two disability parking spots are located near the museum’s entrance.
The parking lot and sidewalk are paved.

General
Service animals are welcome
First aid kits are available.
Restrooms on-site are wheelchair accessible.

For visitors with mobility disabilities
The History Center is a single floor
Public restrooms in the History Center include accessible facilities and diaper changing stations.

The Nicollet County Historical Society organized on August 22, 1928. From its home in the Treaty Site History Center, the Nicollet County Historical Society preserves, protects, and interprets the history of Nicollet County and the state of Minnesota.

The Treaty Site History Center features a nationally recognized and award-winning exhibit on the Traverse des Sioux Treaty of 1851 and its consequences. Other features of interest include local history exhibits, a gift shop, and a full-service research archive.

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