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Celebrating the Past, Cultivating the Future

Unearth Nicollet County’s agricultural roots in our captivating exhibit, “Celebrating the Past, Cultivating the Future.”

Step back in time to explore the earliest forms of farming and the tools Nicollet County’s earliest settlers used. Discover the railroad’s impact and agriculture’s role in shaping local communities. Learn about the lives and challenges of farmers, including the effects of droughts, floods, and grasshopper plagues. Explore the significant contributions of women on the farm. Finally, don’t miss the showcase of Nicollet County’s Century and Sesquicentennial Farms in each township case, celebrating the enduring legacy of these farms.

Join us as we journey through history and uncover the fascinating story of agriculture in Nicollet County.

The exhibit is presented by the Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation, Nicollet County Farm Bureau, and the Nicollet County Historical Society.

Admission to the History Center is
  • $7 adults
  • $6 seniors ages 55+
  • NCHS members and children ages 17 and younger visit for free.

Nicollet County Historical Society - Treaty Site History Center

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

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.

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 venue.
Public restrooms in the History Center include accessible facilities and diaper-changing stations.

The Nicollet County Historical Society was 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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