Saturday, December 10, 2022
Dakota County Historical Society
To preserve, interpret and promote the history of Dakota County.

The Dakota County Historical Society is a participating cause within and its well-known Give to the Max Day campaign. Our #GivetotheMaxDay2022 Fundraising Goal is $1,000 and is part of our larger Lawshe Fund Campaign. Our overall Lawshe Fund goal is $14,000.

Did you know that you may be able to have your contribution matched? Many businesses will offer to match your donation at a 1:1 basis - this means that every dollar you donate, your business will also donate a dollar! To see if your business offers a 1:1 match, please view our list of Matching Gifts. If your company offers a match and is not listed, please let us know.

To donate, please follow the steps at the bottom of the screen. To make a donation in honor / memory of someone, please indicate that in the notes section.

Since November 2021, the Lawshe Museum has been closed to the public and staff has worked from the basement as the renovations have taken place. We are excited to announce our Grand Reopening & Annual Meeting will take place in January 2023! We have completed the first two phases of our children’s exhibit design and have one design stage left, followed by the construction and installation. We are seeking grant funds to help make this a reality!

The LeDuc Estate had another successful tour season and continued to offer teas and special events, like Civil War Weekend. The site welcomed numerous private and school tours throughout the year, and delivered presentations throughout the community. We are excited and hopeful to continue the next two phases of our George Daniels Project at the LeDuc Estate, following the successful Concept Plan created in 2020.


The Sibley Site remained busy throughout the year, as we welcomed more than 250 students on school tours from throughout the state. The site also hosted events like Mendota After Hours, Fête de la St. Jean-Baptiste, and Fur Trade Weekend. We are looking forward to expanding upon these events for next year, as well as introduce a few new opportunities to interact with Dakota County’s, and Minnesota’s, history.

Despite the pandemic, we have continued to serve researchers and the general public virtually and at our sites, in-person. We ask that you take some time today and donate toward our #GivetotheMaxDay2022 event! You can also pay by phone (651-552-7548) or via check, payable to: Dakota County Historical Society -- 130 3rd Avenue N -- South St. Paul, MN 55075. Please write "Give to the Max" in the memo so we can properly account for your contribution.

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