Nicollet County Historical Society / Treaty Site History Center

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Nicollet County Historical Society / Treaty Site History Center

1851 N Minnesota Ave
St Peter, MN 56082

(507) 934-2160 (Phone)

(507) 934-0172 (Fax)

Region: Southern


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  • $6.00 for Adults, $5.00 for Seniors ages 65+, $4.00 for children ages 5-17, FREE for children 4 years old and under and Nicollet County and Minnesota Historical Societies members

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  • The Treaty Site History Center is located at 1851 N. Minnesota Avenue, one-mile north of downtown Saint Peter at Highways 169 and 22, across from the Mankato Clinic. Lot parking.

Other Date Information

  • Monday-Saturday 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Sunday 1:00 pm-4:00 pm (March through October only) Closed 3 weeks around Christmas

Attraction Attributes

  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more
  • Native American Heritage
  • Scandinavian Heritage

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  1. Veterans Admission Discount

    1851 N Minnesota Ave
    St Peter, MN 56082
    Call: (507) 934-2160
    Fax: (507) 934-0172

    As thanks for serving, the Treaty Site History Center in partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society is offering $2 off the price of admission for veterans (with ID) every day until the end of the year. Sorry, family members do not receive discount. $2 off admission rate applies to all open days but does NOT apply to special event pricing.

    Veterans and active military are free (with ID) at the on Veterans Day. Families pay regular rates.

Events

  1. Documentary Film Series: Remember Pearl Harbor

    Documentary Film Series: Remember Pearl Harbor

    1851 N Minnesota Ave
    St Peter, MN 56082
    Call: (507) 934-2160

    Please join us for the next installment of the Films on First Thursdays documentary film series, a partnership between St. Peter Community and Family Education and the Nicollet County Historical Society.

    Sunday, December 7, 1941, was a beautiful morning on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. A few sailors and soldiers were already up and playing a game of football near Pearl Harbor. Others were sleeping in their barracks or aboard ships after a late night of partying in Honolulu.

    An unlucky few were wiping the sleep from their eyes and reporting for duty aboard their ship anchored off Ford Island in Pearl Harbor. Still, others headed for adjacent Hickam Field or up north to Wheeler Field.

    Ship decks were being washed, planes wiped down and hangars swept. It was just another day in paradise.

    At 7:48 A.M. all that changed as the first Japanese planes dropped their bombs and started firing their guns at stunned American soldiers and sailors. The United States had been violently thrown into World War II.

    Every sailor, airman, soldier and civilian who was in or near Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, has their own individual story of courage, fear, heroics or tragedy. No two stories from that day of infamy are the same.

    From sailors on the U.S.S Arizona and West Virginia on Battleship Row to pilots at Hickam and Wheeler Fields, two young children who were waved at by Japanese pilots flying over their homes, the memories remain vivid to this day. These are some of their stories from December 7, 1941. They will always Remember Pearl Harbor.

    Film runtime is 84 minutes.

    The Treaty Site History Center is located at 1851 N. Minnesota Avenue, one mile north of downtown Saint Peter at Highways 169 and 22, across from the Daniels Health Center.

  2. Documentary Film Series: The Ivy League Farmer

    Documentary Film Series: The Ivy League Farmer

    1851 N Minnesota Ave
    St Peter, MN 56082
    Call: (507) 934-2160

    Please join us at the first film of 2018 for the Films on First Thursdays documentary film series, a partnership between St. Peter Community and Family Education and the Nicollet County Historical Society.

    The Ivy League Farmer offers a first-hand glimpse into the lives of a dairy farm family on the cusp of generational and technological change. It’s also a love story that explores a small town’s concern about local kids not getting enough to eat.

    After graduating from Harvard and landing his dream job on Wall Street, 23-year-old Joel Gilbert returns to the heartland to spend one final summer at home on his family’s dairy farm. While there, he quickly learns that the three-generation family farm is in trouble. Using the skills he gained with his Ivy League degree, Joel is now faced with the difficult task of confronting his strong-willed father and convincing the proud man to take the ultimate risk to save the farm. Joel also has another unexpected problem – he’s falling in love with the girl of his dreams in the small town in which he grew up.

    Film runtime is 98 minutes.

    Following the film join Nicollet County Farm Bureau and local dairy farming families for a short Q&A and discussion about the economics of the local dairy business.

    This film is being shown in partnership with the Nicollet County Farm Bureau.

    The Treaty Site History Center is located at 1851 N. Minnesota Avenue, one mile north of downtown Saint Peter at Highways 169 and 22, across from the Daniels Health Center.

  3. Forgotten History Lecture Series: Benjamin Franklin in Nicollet County

    Forgotten History Lecture Series: Benjamin Franklin in Nicollet County

    1851 N Minnesota Ave
    St Peter, MN 56082
    Call: (507) 934-2160

    Discover the incredible story of Private Benjamin Franklin - a Civil War veteran and quadruple amputee who was felled by a Minnesota blizzard. Cavalryman Benjamin Franklin was barely alive when some Dakota men discovered him in a western Minnesota snowdrift and brought him to the Fort Ridgely infirmary on Christmas Eve, 1865.

    Join local author and historian Marlin Peterson on November 30 at 2:00pm for a presentation on Franklin based on Peterson's self-published book titled Blizzard Ordeal of a Minnesota Cavalryman.

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