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Rice Couny Historical Society, Museum, and Alexander Faribault House [MN]

The Society's Rice County Museum of History contains a collection of objects, images, and artifacts ranging from prehistory to the present day. The exhibits are variable, as the Society rotates its collection through its display space. Behind the museum, visitors may explore the Historical Village, including the Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, the 1850s Pleasant Valley School, the 1857 Volg Log Cabin, and the Harvest and Heritage Halls. The Society also maintains and operates the Alexander Faribault House, built in the Greek Revival style in 1853 by Alexander Faribault for a cost of $4,000.00. The Faribault family lived in the house for a few years, moving later to a large brick mansion on the bluffs overlooking the Straight River. The house was used as a civic center and as a private home. Today, the Faribault House displays pieces belonging to the Faribault family and other early settlers.

The museum offers a slide show, exhibits, tours, educational programs, and research library access; the Faribault House offers tours.

 
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