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A Look Back: Vintage Dresses from the Kinyon Family, Steele County

Jerry Ganfield tells us about some of the vintage dresses donated to the Steele County Historical Society by the Kinyon family. The dresses include the wedding gown and mother-of-the-groom dress from Florence Riddell Kinyon’s 1911 wedding, some day dresses from the 1880s, and some 1920s-era flapper dresses...

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A Look Back: Ernest Winship, Steele County Autos & Roads

Daniel Moeckly gives us a preview of the Steele County Historical Society’s coming Autos and Roads exhibit with a profile of Ernest Winship, a local leader on the Jefferson Highway project and in building engines and chassis...

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Steele County Historical Society Seeks Guides

The Steele County Historical Society will be offering tour guide training in April. Sessions will be at 1PM on April 3, 10 and 17 at the History Center...

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Steele County Historical Society Preservation Nomination Deadline Approaching

The deadline for nominating a Steele County building or property for their 2017 Preservation award is Saturday, April 1. Each year two Steele County buildings or properties are recognized for their outstanding preservation and or restoration efforts...

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A Look Back: Hat History, Steele County

June Voss delves into some fashion history with a look the creation of hats and the evolution of hat fashion as guided by social changes, focusing on the cloche hat...

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A Look Back: March-April 1917 News, Steele County

Steve Groening reports on the March-April 1917 news for Steele County. Topics include President Woodrow Wilson’s declaration of war on Germany, Owatonna’s National Guard Company I ordered to more than double its recruits to a force of 150, a proposal to dissolve the Farmers Cooperative Meatpacking Co...

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A Look Back: Harriet Ware, Steele County

Robyn Ladd tells us about Harriet Ware, a graduate of Owatonna’s Pillsbury Academy and a famous teacher, lecturer, composer and publisher of music in the early 1900s...

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Steele County Preservation Award Nominees Sought

The Steele County Historical Society announces that they are now accepting nominations for their 2017 Preservation Awards. Two Steele County buildings or properties are recognized each year for their preservation and or restoration efforts...

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Happenings at the Steele County History Center

Valentine's week looks to be a busy one for the Steele County Historical Society with a number of events planned. On Valentine's night they will be hosting The Language of Love Candlelight Couples Tour...

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A Look Back: Anti-Horse Thief Association, Steele County

The Steele County Historical Society’s Paul Nelson explains how the Anti-Horse Thief Association was created in Steele County in 1902. Horse thefts had been increasing, and residents needed a way to protect their stock...

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