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Take a History Walk in Faribault
Get your comfortable walking shoes out because tomorrow you have the opportunity to take an interesting walking tour of old north Faribault. Hosted by the Rice County Historical Society you can register for the walk between 9-10AM in front of the museum...
Look Back: Blacksmithing
Blacksmith Lou Groth, who performs blacksmithing demonstrations near Harvest and Heritage Halls during the Rice County Fair, shows us how he creates a spoon from a nail. Groth has been a blacksmith for about 14 years and said he got into it because he wanted to “try doing something the hard way...
Erector Set Collection at RCHS
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 ca
Look Back: Hand-Squared Beams
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. You can see the grooves left in the beams, and also some of the logs in the cabin’s corner, behind the bed...
Look Back: MN License Plates
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. The collection features plates from every year through 1965. New episodes featuring Rice and Steele county history are posted to the Power96 YouTube channel and power96radio...

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