Bread and Butter Helped Keep the World Fed! Steele County Historical Society Announces October June History Detectives and Jr. History Detectives

September 28, 2017


The Steele County Historical Society (SCHS) invites you to join us for Jr. History Detectives and History Detectives, interactive children’s programming for Pre-K and grades K-6 on Thursday, October 5 at 9:00 AM and at 6:30 PM at the Steele County History Center, 1700 Austin Road, Owatonna.  The program is FREE and open to all members of the community.


Food is a major part of all of our lives.  Certainly this was true of soldiers who are working hard on the battle front in World War I.  It was also true of European civilians whose food supplies were wiped out by the war destroying their farms.  Conserving food here in America and using other foods to help increase the wheat, meat, and sugar being sent to Europe was of great importance.  The history of the dairy industry in our county is also one that tells of a past when dairy products were of major importance here, a past we should celebrate.


Jr. History Detectives will meet at 9:00 AM and is open to Pre-K children in Steele County.  History Detectives will meet at 6:30 PM and is open to all children grades K-6 in Steele County. 


These FREE children’s programs are offered on the first Thursday of each month. The Children’s Education Committee is currently in the planning stages for 2018.  Watch for more information on November’s topic Dia de los Muertos, which will be held on November 2.


The History Center is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM, Thursdays from 10:00 AM  until 8:00 PM, and Saturdays from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Admission to the History Center is free for SCHS members, $5 for adults, $3 for children 7-16, and children 6 and under are FREE. For more information, please call our office at 507-451-1420.


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