Florida Keys Raffle

Tuesday, November 1,2016, 2:21 PM - 2:21 PM

130 3rd Avenue North, South Saint Paul, MN, 55075

For just $10, you can enter the Florida Keys Raffle to get away from a Minnesota winter.  The drawing will be held at the DCHS Annual Meeting at Southview Country Club on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

Click the header to download the flyer – and good luck! florida-keys-flyer

Modern Interpretations of Historic Design V

Saturday, November 5,2016, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

1629 Vermillion Street, Hastings, MN, 55033

DCHS announces a juried art show based on embroidery designs from the Hastings Needle Work Company. Started in 1888 by Alice and Florence LeDuc, Hastings Needle Work produced unique embroidery pieces for their clients from 1888 to the mid-1920s.

Deadline for entry applications is March 31st, 2017.  

Click on the header to download the application packet. mihd-v-arts-challenge-2017-application-packet

Genealogy Research

DCHS maintains extensive print, microfilm, and online archives. The online databases include more than a half-million church and cemetery records, census information, and more.

Historic Sites - UPDATED!

From the Spiral Bridge to the Sibley House, DCHS has great information about every historic site in the County.


Learn more about your community and download historic maps here.

Your Dakota County Historical Society awaits to guide you in exploring the fascinating history of our communities. Tours, exhibits, camps, and our many interactive programs cover all manner of topics including the Civil War, the Dakota, quack medicine, Minnesota as the original “Silicon Valley” of the world, traditional agriculture and market gardening, politics, and much more. There is truly something for everyone at DCHS.

Lawshe Memorial Museum, 130 3rd Avenue North, South St. Paul, MN 55075, p. 651-552-7548
LeDuc Historic Estate, 1629 Vermillion Street, Hastings, MN 55033, p. 651-438-8480
Sibley Historic Site, 1357 Sibley Memorial Highway, Mendota, MN 55150, p. 651-452-1596
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