121 Years Since the Last Hanging

It’s coming up on 121 years since the only execution in Redwood County took place on October 16th, 1891. The gallows chamber and jail once stood near the courthouse in Redwood Falls.  To learn more about this true murder mystery that took place in Gales Township in 1888, and to commemorate this very tragic but […]

Dakota Uprising 1862

“Interesting Aspects of the Dakota Uprising” — Presented by Author, Curtis Dahlin Redwood County Museum on August 12 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm Book signing follows presentation Admission: Free-will donation Curt will discuss the numbers of people, both White and Dakota who were killed in the uprising. He will talk about the captives, with many […]

MN Homefront WWII Presentation by Michael Eckers

Michael will be speaking about the part Minnesotans played during WWII, as well as, his father’s service in this war as a bombardier in the Mighty Eighth Air Force. His father flew over a dozen missions before being shot down and spending nearly a year as a POW in Germany. “Colors in the Air” is […]

Civil War Commemorative Event

New Ulm Battery — A Living History Presentation Redwood County Museum 913 W. Bridge St., Redwood Falls Saturday, June 16, 2012 1:00 – 5:00 PROGRAM 1:00                 1st Firing of Civil War Cannon, John Fritsche & New Ulm Battery 1:30                 Tom Hosier, “Pistols Used in the Civil War”, Program in Schoolhouse behind museum 2:30                 2nd Firing 3:30                 […]

Memories of World War II

(Reference: Redwood, The Story of a County, Wayne Webb, pg. 223-224) Through the summer of 1941, war was the consuming topic of interest. Civilians got into the act in a small way in July when a civilian defense committee was organized with George A. Barnes, Redwood Falls, as chairman. First project was to collect scrap […]

Curator’s Corner – May 2012

The museum is officially open, and we’ve accomplished so much in just a few short weeks. It all starts every year, at the end of April, with Clean-Up Day. A couple board members came out on a rainy Saturday morning to help me clean and get things ready for opening day. Jerry Bohm and the […]

The Colonel of the Zouaves

By Noah Brooks A Story of the Civil War Among those who accompanied Abraham Lincoln on his journey from Illinois to the national capital, was Elmer E. Ellsworth, a young man who had been employed in the law office of Lincoln and Herndon in Springfield. He was a brave, handsome, and impetuous youth, and was […]

American Indian Day Celebration

September 22, 1933 – Charles Eastman As part of the festivities of an American Indian Day celebration on September 22, 1933 at the Century of Progress exposition at the Chicago World’s Fair, a medal was presented by the Indian Council Fire, a national fraternal Pan-Indian organization founded in 1923, “for the most distinguished achievement by […]