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

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 their cameras on, photo.

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.

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
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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