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Article as it appeared on the Community News Corporation Website (http://www.communitynewscorp.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=94&ArticleID=10922&TM=69933.84) 4/23/2015 6:02:00 PM Historical Society sticks with term limits Quorum reached – Historical Society conducts business By Gretta Becay At their April 19 meeting, about 70 voting members of the Dodge County Historical Society elected three board members, accepted a set of bylaws, and […]

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Sunday, April 19th 4 p.m. Dodge Center American Legion Building   It is important to note that there was NO quorum at the DCHS Annual Meeting last month.  If we fail to have a quorum two years in a row the Dodge County Historical Society must be dissolved and the assets become the property of […]

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The Historical Society has a lot of great things planned for this year and we could use your help to make it happen.   Here are some of the things that we could use your help with: The New Exhibit – building mannequins, choosing garments to display, prepare exhibit display, create event poster, plan exhibit […]

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This March we are putting the spot light on Anna Gobble Slingerland. Anna is well known in Dodge County for her ground breaking law suit against her husband Tunis Slingerland Sr. in 1910.  It is said that this may be the first time a woman won a suit like this in Minnesota. Anna came to […]

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And that means cold season is not far behind! Check out this poster we found in our school house collection for more details on how to catch a cold:   In 1951 Disney and Kleenex partnered to make an educational short film showing how to avoid catching a cold. The common man is home with […]

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In July of 1917 Dodge County officially formed a chapter for the American Red Cross.  However, the work for Red Cross and the war effort had begun earlier that year when the first of Dodge County men went into the service at Fort Snelling.  By the time those men left Minnesota for training in New […]

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    Thank you for nominating the Dodge County Historical Society Board Members for the ALSA Ice Bucket Challenge! We acc this in honor of Dorothy Haukom and all those suffering from ALS.   Diane Berge, Barb Gilliland, Larry Dobson, Greg Nelson, Phil Haukom, Scott French and Friend Accepted the challenge.   They have nominated Scott Rose candidate for […]

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While walking into our museum have you ever noticed and wondered about that painting we have hanging on the opposite wall? His name is Alonzo Jay Edgerton.  And while you may think that he is displayed solely for his very fashionable beard, he was also a very important citizen of Dodge County.  General Edgerton was […]

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Thank you to everyone who helped set up and man the Log Cabin during the fair this past week.  You all did a wonderful job! Also thank you to all of you who stopped by.  We appreciate your support and hope that you enjoyed the objects we had on display! Who look forward to seeing […]

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Ever wondered what it would be like to go to school in a one room school house? Well here is your chance to find out! You’re invited to two hours of school in the One Room School House during Stagecoach Days! You can sign up for one of our sessions taking place on June 28th […]

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