Rice County Historical Society Executive Director Susan Garwood will be today's guest on the KDHL AM Minnesota program.

The Rice County Fair has been around almost as long as the county and we will get some information about that on the program. I initially asked Susan to join me today so we could talk about activities they will have on their end of the fairgrounds next week.

The Rice County Fair officially opens Tuesday evening and there will be some demonstrations of activities done in the late 19th and early 20th century in the area Wednesday through Sunday.

From noon to 4PM each day (Wednesday through Sunday) there will be demonstrations of:

  • Laundry
  • Corn Shelling and Grinding
  • Rolling Hoops
  • Blacksmithing
  • Wood Carving
  • Quilters

and many more.

I stopped by the Rice County Historical Society Museum earlier this week and visited with the sister and oldest child of Faribault native Bruce Smith. Smith is the University of Minnesota's only Heisman Trophy Award winner. The Heisman goes to the nation's top collegiate football player and Smith received the award in 1941.

Susan showed me the original book including Fair Association meeting minutes announcing the start of the fair. It's pretty cool.

AM Minnesota is at 9:30AM. If you can't tune in at that time go to our YouTube channel and watch the show at www.youtube.com/user/KDHLRadio.

Rice County Historical Society Executive Director Susan Garwood                  photo taken by Tamara Gruhot, Townsquare Media




More From KDHL Radio