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What to do and see in Steele County and Owatonna Minnesota, something fun for everyone . . .

Thursday – May 7th:

  • History Detectives (Pre K) – will meet at 9:00 am FREE Children s Programming Click Here for Details.
  • Time Travelers (K-6) – will meet at 6:30 pm FREE Children’s Programming. Click Here for Details.

Saturday – May 16th:

  • Vintage and Perennial Plant Sale at the Village of Yesteryear 9 am – 2 pm Click Here for Details

Friday – May 22nd:

  • Americana Showcase Concert – featuring Jeffrey Foucalt, Six Mile Grove, and Brandon Sampson.  Click here for details & Click Here tickets.

Thursday – June 18th:

  • SCHS Members Open House All Steele County Historical Society Members are invited to learn more about the Village of Yesteryear & the History Center (fun behind the scenes kind of stuff) – 4 pm – 7 pm.  Click Here to learn more.

A Look Back: Nickel the Buffalo 

Nickel the Buffalo from Nechville Farm

Nickel the Buffalo

A quick Video Feature about Nickel the Buffalo and how he came to the History Center.