Join us on Thursday, October 12, and again on Thursday, October 26 for a blast from the past!  MCHS will be showing CHARADE with Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant on the 12th, and the classic DRACULA on October 26th.  Doors will open at 6:15pm and the shows begin at 7p.  Admission is $10 per seat – this comes with one free popcorn.

2023 Annual Meeting

Join us @ 6:30 pm, on October 16 for our Annual Meeting.  This year’s board candidates are Mary Jo Schimelphenig, Pat Englemann, and Dale Ewald.  After a short meeting, Brian Haines will be presenting a sypnosis of the Dakota War of 1862.  A reminder that if you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors, you must let MCHS know in advance of the meeting.

Living History

Sometimes it’s all to easy to forget when you are living in history. Though the covid-19 pandemic is wearing on society, now is the best time to record your thoughts on this historic event as to let future generations know our thoughts and feelings today – as it is happening. Feel free to fill out the form below. If you wish to remain anonymous, type the word “anonymous” in the field asking your name. Your responses will be recorded and put into an album that will be available, for years to come, in the MCHS archive library.
Thanks, and stay healthy.

Living in History

Share your thoughts on covid-19. How has it impacted your life, and how do you think it might impact the future.

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November Breakfast Club Canceled

Due to the recent spike in Covid Cases, MCHS will be cancelling the November Breakfast Club Meeting. Currently, we plan to resume the meetings in January of 2021. Thank you for your patience.

April programming postponed

Due to the museum closure, all programming in April will be cancelled or postponed until further notice.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

August 27th Dakota War Roundtable Discussion

On August 27, at 10:30am, the McLeod County Historical Society will be hosting it’s monthly Breakfast Club meeting.  Each month members are invited to the museum for free coffee and donuts.  In addition, we like to offer either a speaker, or a topic for discussion.  This month, the topic will be the US-Dakota War of 1862, also known as the Sioux Uprising.  Since many settlers in McLeod County found themselves affected by the war, there will be many stories to discuss.

*Not up to date on the conflict, no problem, stop in and listen to the discussion over a hot cup of coffee.

**Not a member, have no fear.  The membership requirement for this month’s discussion will be waived.

Historical Happenings

Our monthly radio spot will be returning on June 29th to feature MCHS’s new Executive Director, Brian Haines.  Make sure to tune in!

History Quest

The McLeod County Historical Society’s monthly television spot on HCVN will feature a new name with a new twist.  Formerly known as “Spotlight on the Collection”, History Quest goes out of the museum to literally walk in the footsteps of McLeod County’s historic figures as we travel to legendary sites in the county.  Watch us on cable access channel 7 & 10!