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Lawshe Memorial Museum, South St. Paul

The Dakota County Historical Society continues to build upon the efforts of Fred E. Lawshe and others who have worked for the Society over the years. There are now over 25,000 objects in the museum’s collections and more than 20,000 photographs. Its publishing program, first begun in 1951 with a newsletter called Over the Years, now creates over 100 pages of original historical research a year. Its research library has one of the best collections of local history in Minnesota.


130 3rd Avenue North
South St. Paul, MN 55075
651-552-7548
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Wednesday & Friday 9-5
Thursday 9-8
Saturday 10-3

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Lawshe Memorial Museum Volunteer 1
World War I Veteran Research Volunteer 1 1/12/2019 12/31/2019

LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings

 

LeDuc Historic Estate was built between 1862 and 1866 by William Gates LeDuc and his wife Mary LeDuc near the Vermillion River in Hastings, Minnesota. The LeDucs were prominent early settlers of Minnesota and played significant roles in the state's growth from a territory to a state. Take a step back in time and hear stories about the LeDuc family and the history of the 1800s.


1629 Vermillion Street
Hastings, MN 55033
651-438-8480
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The Estate is open to the public Thursday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from May 15 through October 25 and on special occasion the rest of the year.

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LeDuc Historic Estate House Host 1 1/1/2019 12/31/2019

Sibley Historic Site, Mendota

Visit some of Minnesota's oldest buildings and explore the early 1800s, when Mendota was a major center of the region's fur trade. Among the buildings is the home of Henry Hastings Sibley, successful fur trader and first governor of Minnesota.

1357 Sibley Memorial Hwy

Mendota, MN 55120

651-452-1596

sibleyhouse@mnhs.org

 

Open for seasonal events and programming.

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Sibley Historic Site Volunteer 1 5/26/2019 9/2/2019

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