(Reference: The Story of a County, pg. 441) Redwood County’s oldest congregation was St. Cornelia’s Episcopal Church at the Lower Sioux Community, which traced its roots to 1860. It became the center of Redwood County’s most unique industry — lacemaking, and gained worldwide reputation. Sibyl Carter, Episcopal deaconess, gets credit for the foundation of the […]

History of Muzzleloaders

(Reference: A muzzleloader is any firearm into which the projectile and usually the propellant charge is loaded from the muzzle of the gun (from the open end of the gun’s barrel). This is distinct from the more popular modern designs of breech-loading firearms. The term “muzzleloader” may also apply to the marksman who specializes […]

Traveling Shows

 (Reference: The Story of a County, pgs. 444-445) In the early years, some of the most pretentious buildings seen in new villages, and often one of the first built, was the “opera house” — a place where people gathered to enjoy live entertainment. Some of the communities had different names for their halls. Probably one […]

Sheridan Township

(Reference: History of Redwood County, Vol. I 1916, pgs. 338-340) Sheridan township is located in the north central part of Redwood County; township 112-37. It is bounded on the north by Kintire and a half mile of Delhi, on the east by Redwood Falls , on the south by Vail, and on the west by […]

Watch for News and Event Updates Coming in May

Curator will report on upcoming events for the new season in May. Visit our website again for details to upcoming summer events.  I’m looking forward to another great year of fun times and memorable experiences at the museum this summer. Come out and visit us soon!

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 […]