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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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A Look Back: 1940s Ticket Machine and Usher’s Coat, Rice County

Brian Schmidt explains how the 1940s ticket machine works and some details behind the usher’s coat on display at the Rice County Historical Society Museum...

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A Look Back: Hockey in Rice County

Sue Garwood shares some pieces of the Rice County Historical Society’s extensive collection of items from the county’s rich hockey history...

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A Look Back: Rice County Bands and Dance Halls

Sue Garwood shares some of the Rice County Historical Society’s diverse collection of band posters and other information about popular Rice County bands and dance halls...

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A Look Back: Hair Art, Rice County

Sue Garwood discusses the history and tradition of “hairwork,” artwork made from human hair. The Rice County Historical Society has several pieces, two of which are on display...

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A Look Back: Rice County Buildings on the National Register of Historic Places

Did you know that Rice County has more than 75 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places? Rice County Historical Society Executive Director Sue Garwood demonstrates how to use a website, www...

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A Look Back: Township Records, Rice County

Township records can be a useful tool for people researching their genealogy. Sue Garwood shares some of the types of information found in the Rice County Historical Society’s collection, including birth and death records, road records and court proceedings...

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A Look Back: Dale ‘Red’ Jackson, ‘Faribault’s Lindy,’ Rice County

Fun fact: A Faribault native once set a flight endurance record, spending 17 ½ days in the air. Dale “Red” Jackson, sometimes called “Faribault’s Lindy,” a reference to Charles Lindbergh, spent 17 ½ days circling the air above St...

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A Look Back: 1910 History of Rice and Steele Counties

Sue Garwood explains the types of information found in the 1910 History of Rice and Steele Counties, a reference book in the Rice County Historical Society’s collection...

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A Look Back: How to Make a Traditional Christmas Fruit Centerpiece, Rice County

Sharon Jensen demonstrates how to create a traditional holiday sugared fruit centerpiece at the Alexander Faribault House in Faribault using apples, a pineapple, evergreen and roses...

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