Steele County Historical Society

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  • T, W, & F: 10am - 4pm TH: 10am - 8pm SAT: 10am - 3pm Closed SUN, MON

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  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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  1. $2 off at the History Center & Village of Yesteryear

    1700 Austin Road
    Owatonna, MN 55060
    Call: (507) 451-1420

    Receive $2 off admission when you visit Steele County Historical Society's History Center AND Village of Yesteryear!

    History Center: New in 2012, the fully accessible Steele County History Center will feature rotating exhibits, displays, and educational programming relative to Steele County and Minnesota history.

    VIllage of Yesteryear: Experience what life was like in Owatonna at the turn of the 20th Century at the Village of Yesteryear. Presented by the Steele County Historical Society, the 19-structure site has become a landmark in the county and a historic treasure.

    $8 (Adults) $4 (Children 7-16) Free (Children 6 and under)


  1. Americana Showcase

    Americana Showcase

    1700 Austin Road
    Owatonna, MN 55060
    Call: (507) 451-1420

    Americana Showcase celebrates the rich musical heritage of the American Midwest by connecting artists with music lovers of all ages. This community gathering creates a vibrant conversation between artists and listeners alike in a unique and intimate environment.

  2. Christmas in the Village

    Christmas in the Village

    1700 Austin Road
    Owatonna, MN 55060
    Call: (507) 451-1420

    This annual event is a treasure to behold. Many in the region look to this event to kick off their holiday experience. We attract 1,000+ through the campus to view the elaborately decorated Dunnell House, stroll the Village, frost cookies in the General Store, visit Santa, purchase homemade holiday cookies at the Fancy Cookie Sale and more.

  3. Extravaganza


    1700 Austin Road
    Owatonna, MN 55060
    Call: (507) 451-1420

    Thirty-three years ago, SCHS held its first Extravaganza to celebrate our heritage and to provide a venue to share with our friends and neighbors the crafts and skills of the Steele County community. Extravaganza draws thousands from the region to enjoy music, food and festivities on a Sunday afternoon.

  4. Gus's Station Car Show & Breakfast

    Gus's Station Car Show & Breakfast

    1700 Austin Road
    Owatonna, MN 55060
    Call: (507) 451-1420

    Classic cars of all ages, new and old domestics and imports will be on display throughout the facility parking area at the Steele County Historical Society, ensuring there is something for everyone to see. In addition to being able to view all the cars, guests will be allowed to stroll through the Village of Yesteryear and purchase commemorative items in Gus’ Station.

  5. Harvest for History

    Harvest for History

    1700 Austin Road
    Owatonna, MN 55060
    Call: (507) 451-1420

    A farm-to-fork culinary experience, this multi-course meal features locally grown produce, meat, etc. prepared by an executive chef and team of servers. Each course is in high demand.

Meetings & Conferences

  • Facility accommodates meetings for 30 or more
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  • Meeting/Convention Facilities (maximum capacity): 250
  • Banquet Facilities (maximum capacity): 140
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 2
  • Largest Meeting Room (sq ft): 1800
  • Exhibit Space (sq ft): 3500
  • Catering Available

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