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Rice County Free Fair
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Erector Set Collection at the Rice County Historical Society Museum

Did you know that the Rice County Historical Society Museum is open to take a tour through during the Rice County Fair? There are all kinds of things available to check out on the grounds around the museum, including the Rice County Steam and Gas Engine display with running engines, a blacksmith that you can purchase handmade items from, wood carving, quilters and other interactive displays you can visit...

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Rice County Historical Society
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A Look Back: Hand-Squared Logs in Log Cabin, Rice County

Check out the ceilings in the log cabin on the Rice County Historical Society grounds. The logs have been squared by hand with tools such as a broad ax and an adze...

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A Look Back: Minnesota License Plates, Rice County

Sue Garwood reminds us to look up for this display of Minnesota license plates. Donated by the Schreyer family, the earliest plate is from 1908 and is made of leather...

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A Look Back: Washing Machines, Rice County

If you walk through the Rice County Historical Society’s Harvest and Heritage Halls, you may notice a display on household items, including six washing machines...

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A Look Back: Walking Plows, Rice County

Loren Dahle of Morristown explains the different uses and unique features of the walking plows in the Rice County Historical Society’s collection...

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A Look Back: Plains Indian Ledger Art, Rice County

Sue Garwood shares a rare Plains Indian art ledger that is part of the Rice County Historical Society’s collection. Because of its fragile nature, this piece is not displayed and few people have seen it before...

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A Look Back: Sand Art, Rice County

This bottle of sand art was created by Andrew Clemens of Dubuque, Iowa, for Faribault’s Lyman Tuttle, who owned Tuttle Meat Market. Clemens created these masterpieces one grain of sand at a time...

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A Look Back: Restored 1919 Dodge, Steele County

Jerry Ganfield shares some of the history behind this 1919 Dodge now on display at the Steele County Historical Society Museum as part of the Automobiles & Roads exhibit. It...

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A Look Back: Fleck’s Beer Sign, Rice County

Brian Schmidt discusses the inspiration behind one of the newest pieces of the Rice County Historical Society’s Fleck’s beer collection – a new Fleck’s Beer sign modeled after one that stood in front of the brewery years ago...

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Explore the Fleckenstein Brewery

One of Faribault's greatest claims to fame, besides the Faribo Woolen Mills, is that we were once the home of the Fleckenstein Brewery, located on the banks of the Straight River along the sandstone bluffs just below Shattuck/St...

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