So Many Stories

SoMN History is a collaborative of southern Minnesota historical societies and museums offering unique experiences for history buffs young and old. From railroads and mills to agriculture and fur trading, the stories of this region depict the life and times of our ancestry. These regional history centers are a short drive from the Twin Cities metro area – ideal destinations for day trips!

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408 Division Street South

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1814 Northwest 2nd Avenue

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1166 Oak Street
Red Wing

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1851 North Minnesota Avenue
St. Peter

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1700 Austin Road

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315 2nd Avenue Northeast

Visit the Traverse Des Sioux treaty site in St. Peter. Walk through the Village of Yesteryear in Owatonna. Follow the James-Younger Gang’s escape route in Northfield. These are just a few of the stories that are so close and so Minnesota. Check out our itineraries and plan your next historic outing.

The National Registry Tour

Owatonna to Red Wing
83 Miles

SoMN History Blog

Being Muslim in Minnesota

December 14, 2017|Comments Off on Being Muslim in Minnesota

Hanadi Chehabeddine, a Lebanese‐born journalist, public speaker, wife and mother of three, has lived in the U.S. since 2008. She is Muslim and now an American citizen. She feels compelled to reach out to her fellow [...]

Waseca County’s Holiday Exhibit

December 13, 2017|Comments Off on Waseca County’s Holiday Exhibit

A "must see" this season at the Waseca County Historical Museum is our holiday exhibit, "Christmas in the Woods" created by interior designer and native son, Andrew Breck.