Annual Events

The SCHS Extravaganza 

The Steele County Historical Society Extravaganza is an annual event that celebrates the heritage and history of Steele County’s past. Started in 1987, the Extravaganza features a wide variety crafts, demonstrations, performances, games, delicious food and so much more. This event allows you to step back in time and feel what it was like to live in Steele County more than 100 years ago, and to learn about the people who helped to shape our county into what it is today.  


The SCHS Extravaganza takes place in our Village of Yesteryear each summer and provides a day full of family-friendly fun. Admission is always free, so make sure to mark this down on your calendar!

Gus' Station Car Show

Are you into cars? Do you like history? Well then this just might be the event for you! Gus’ Station Car Show is an annual event that brings the automobile to center stage. Featuring classic cars of all ages, new and old, domestics and imports, all are put on display during this annual event.


Visitors get the chance to stroll the Village of Yesteryear and the SHCS campus while viewing classic cars and voting on your favorites. Of course, Gus’ Station is open to tour as well as purchase commemorative items of the year’s event!

Christmas in the Village

The Steele County Historical Society’s Christmas in the Village is an annual event designed to bring out the child in all of us. Cookie sales, horse-drawn wagon rides, carolers, Christmas music, and of course Santa Claus! This multi-day event occurs in early December and is one of our most beloved annual traditions.


Make sure to check in to see what is in store for the year during the fall months, as Christmas in the Village changes every year. If you would like to be involved and volunteer to be a part of Christmas in the Village, please contact the History Center today! From cooking, to baking, setup, and day-of assistance, we are able to find volunteer positions for everyone.

SCHS Annual Meeting

The Steele County Historical Society is a 501(c) 3 charitable organization and relies on our members to help support us in a variety of ways. Each year we hold a celebratory event for our members and supporters to learn about what has been done that year, what lies ahead for the society, and enjoy a nice dinner together as a group. The Annual Meeting includes presentations from the board of directors and staff of the SCHS, as well as the presentation of awards to volunteers who help to the society in so many ways. Society business is also held at this event, with new board members and officers elected by the membership itself.

Our Annual Meeting is held each November. Please contact the History Center if you would like more information.

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