Water/Ways - Nicollet County Historical Society

Long a gateway and a gathering place, the Nicollet County Historical Society's Treaty Site History Center is located along the scenic Minnesota River. The Treaty Site’s exhibits explore the stories of Nicollet County’s first inhabitants - the Dakota people, explorers, traders, and settlers. Eventually their interactions led to the signing of the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux, signed here in July, 1851. Throughout the year the Treaty Site delves into stories of local agriculture, business, geology, and much more in its rotating exhibits and programs featuring Nicollet County history. Since 1928 the Nicollet County Historical Society has been preserving and promoting the rich history of this region.

 
Water/Ways - August 13 - September 25, 2016

 

Our Local Water Story

The Nicollet County Historical Society, in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources, Gustavus Adolphus College, the Lower Sioux Community, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, and Minnesota State University-Mankato is developing a local exhibit bringing together a storyline of water-themed content beginning with glaciation until now. This exhibit will run concurrently with the exhibits from the Smithsonian and the Humanities Center and its partners at the Treaty Site History Center. The Arts Center of Saint Peter will also host a water-themed exhibition in July, leading up to Smithsonian exhibition.

Events & Activities

June 4—MinnAqua Fishing Clinic for Families and Youth, in partnership with the Lake Hallett Association

August 13 — 9 a.m., Water/Ways Open House and Brunch at the Nicollet County Historical Society’s Treaty Site History Center

August 14—10 a.m., Minnesota River Paddle, in partnership with Minnesota DNR's Minneopa Area Naturalist, Scott Kudelka 

August 17 — 2 p.m., Local waterfalls presentation with Bob Douglas at the Treaty Site History Center

August 18 — 7 p.m., Presentation of the film “Tapped” with a discussion led by the Ney Nature Center, at the Treaty Site History Center

August 19 — Membership Show Closing Reception at the Arts Center of Saint Peter, hosted by Arts Center and the Nicollet County Historical Society; special events include Water Bar, provided by Works Progress and sponsored by Bolton & Menk, Inc.

August 21 — “When Water Dreams” performance by Rural Route Dance Ensemble at the Treaty Site History Center

August 25 — 7 p.m., Water Chakra Yoga class, taught by Kelly Holland at the Treaty Site History Center

September 3 — Swan Lake Paddle, in partnership with Minnesota DNR's Minneopa Area Naturalist, Scott Kudelka

September 8 — 7 p.m., Documentary Film Series presentation of “River Revival: Working Together to Save the Minnesota River” in partnership with St. Peter Community and Family Education, at the Treaty Site History Center

September 9 — 6:30 p.m., “Night at the Museum - Finding Nemo” film showing at the Treaty Site History Center

September 12 — 7 p.m., Paddling the Minnesota River, presentation by DNR’s Minneopa Area Naturalist, Scott Kudelka at the Treaty Site History Center

September 18 — Interfaith Perspectives: Water, a discussion presented by Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light, River Prairie Network, at the Treaty Site History Center

September 22 — 3:30 p.m., The Minnesota River - In Your Backyard: Learn about the Health and History of the Minnesota River during this discussion with the Minnesota DNR and PCA, held at the Treaty Site History Center

September 24 — 9 a.m., Water Chakra Yoga class, taught by Kelly Holland at the Treaty Site History Center

September 25 — Closing of Water/Ways exhibition at the Nicollet County Historical Society

Additional Events and Activities, to be scheduled

Saint Peter Community and Family Education are hosting two documentary films and discussions featuring films with water themes.

Environmental film shown at Treaty Site History Center, sponsored by Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light, River Prairie Network.

Water chakra yoga classes to be held at the Treaty Site during exhibition.

Rural Route Dance Ensemble will host water-themed dance performance.

Guided tours of St. Peter's Broadway Water Treatment Facility, featuring reverse osmosis system details.

Contact

Nicollet County Historical Society
1851 North Minnesota Avenue
St. Peter, MN 56082
507-934-2160

museum@nchsmn.org

nchsmn.org
 

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