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Posted by on Dec 4, 2013

The Dodge County Historical Society Museum is located in Mantorville at 615 N Main St.  It is on the W side of Highway #57 directly across from the Dodge County Courthouse. Hours...

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Board

Posted by on Mar 23, 2014

The Board will meet April 17 – 6:30  pm. at the Museum in Mantorville Call 635.5508 or dchs@kmtel for more...

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Events

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014

The Dodge County Historical Society Annual Meeting will be held on March 15th. “Old School Café” in Mantorville. Social hour 5:00 PM – Dinner 6:00 – Meeting...

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Programs

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014

The long awaited copy of the 1900 Court Transcript “Slingerland vs Slingerland” will be available on May 17 at the Dodge County Historical Society Museum at 1:00...

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Book Release – May 17

The long awaited copy of the 1900 Court Transcript “Slingerland vs Slingerland” will be available on May 17 at the Dodge County Historical Society Museum at 1:00 pm. Anna Slingerland, a young woman, married Tunis, a wealthy man, in his 6o’s, when she became pregnant.  See here for the rest of the story.

Board of Directors

The Board will meet April 17 – 6:30  pm. at the Museum in Mantorville

Call 635.5508 or dchs@kmtel for more information.

Annual Meeting

The Dodge County Historical Society Annual Meeting will be held on March 15th.
“Old School Café” in Mantorville.
Social hour 5:00 PM – Dinner 6:00 – Meeting 7:15
Choice for Dinner    Chicken Kiev - Barbeque Ribs
Contact dchs@kmtel for your dinner choice.

 

 

Visit the Museum

The Dodge County Historical Society Museum is located in Mantorville at 615 N Main St.  It is on the W side of Highway #57 directly across from the Dodge County Courthouse.

Hours change frequently, but as of December 4, 2013 someone will be at the Museum, Monday – Thursday from 10:00 am until 2:30 pm.  Please give us a call at 507.635.5508 if you are planing to visit.  Or send an e-mail to dchs@kmtel.com

Wine Tasting Benefit

Wine Tasting and Silent Auction

         Wine Catalog

 November 7thCopy of wine bottles  – Kasson Event Center

                         6:30 – 8:30

$20.00 in Advance – $25.00 at the Door

Call 507.635.5508 for advance tickets or reservations

 

 

Landscaping Update

Landscaping 2013Take a look at the results of the 2012 Lanscaping project at the DCHS Mantorville Campus.  Quite a change from the bull thistles and other weeds.  Thanks again to all those who donated funds and to Community Celebration Church who came on their Care Fest day and did all of the planting.

1921 Time Capsule Opened

September 14 -

 

Attending were  those that will graduate from KM in 2014 to Maxine Harris who graduated in 1932. 

The previous Mantorville school and grounds have been purchased by Dodge County for their much needed expansion and parking. Dodge County will be able to remodel and reuse the newer sections of the buildings but not the 1921 part.

Owners Kent and Carole Keller hosted the public on Saturday, September 14, 2013, 3:00 – 6:00 PM, with a short program at 5:00 PM to   The corner-stone and all the contents of the time capsule were gifted to the Dodge County Historical Society at the same time.  Opening the capsule were John Olive and Kent Keller, with Mary Ann Bucher from the Historical Society.  It was an exciting time for all. “Who knew what might be there”   All of the artifacts were in good shape and included information regarding the cost, the contractors that worked on the building, a 1921 Yearbook, a booklet prepared by the Manual Arts department.

The Corner Stone and all of the contents have been moved to the Historical Society.

 Anyone with artifacts and yearbooks to donate to the HS, contact them at dchs@kmtel.com

Wasioja Civil War Days

 Congratulations to the Staff of WCWD for a great event.

The Historical Societ’s tent featured the GAR.  We were excited to display our new exhibit of GAR artifacts.  Thanks Museology for their expert work.  The original Orcutt GAR flag was displayed. 

“A Mothers Story” play sponsored by the HS Society was popular.  Approximately 600 people saw it, some coming back more than once.  The Historical Society received a Legacy Grant from Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council for this production.