Preserving and sharing history  today for tomorrow.

Please take our survey.Here at SCHS we are always trying to improve our game. To help us serve you better, we are conducting a brief survey to understand your interests.

From now until August 1, we will be conducting a brief member survey, which you can find linked prominently on our SCHS homepage, www.steelehistorymuseum.org. Please take a few moments and share your thoughts with us.  All responses are completely anonymous.

The more feedback we get, the better equipped we will be to improve our exhibits and programming and develop new ones to meet emerging needs.

We value your feedback. And we look forward to sharing with you what we learn from the survey results. Thank you!


Upcoming Events

Chuck Wagon Supper (July 9, 2016)

Don’t miss our 11th Annual Chuck Wagon Supper on Saturday, July 9th, featuring pulled pork BBQ sandwiches, Superior Catering potato salad and calico beans, homemade bars, 1919 root beer, and all the fixings. In addition to the delicious meal the evening will feature entertainment from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, with supper being served from 5:30 to 7 PM.  Tickets are $15 per person with children 6 and under free with a paying adult.  The supper is sponsored by Randall’s License Bureau. Space is limited so get your tickets early. Tickets are available at SCHS, Kottke Jewelers, and Tri M Graphics.

Extravaganza (July 10, 2016)

Make the Steele County Historical Society’s Extravaganza your destination Sunday, July 10th for some old fashioned family fun!  The day will feature old time hand crafts, stage performances by Straight River Sal and Rough Rider Teddy Roosevelt, musical entertainment, an antique tractor show, wool spinning, printing, basket weaving, wood working demonstrations, a vintage baseball game, face painting,  and more. For more information, click here.

Jazz Jam on the Patio (July 23, 2016)

Come enjoy an afternoon of live jazz on the Steele County History Center patio. Bring your instrument or your voice and sign up to play or sing a tune along with a live jazz rhythm section. Musicians of all experience levels are welcome. Come with tunes in mind and bring changes for the rhythm section if you are playing an unusual tune or in an unusual key. Don’t forget to bring your fans along! Admission free. Open to the public. Snacks and cash bar available for purchase. For more information click here.


 Land Records, Rectangular Land Survey System (July 28, 2016)

A treasure of genealogical information lies in land records that many researchers do not take advantage of. This program will show you how to find deeds and various other items in land records, discusses indexing, the importance of and using maps with land record research, and a detailed explanation of locating the land of your ancestors in the areas where the Rectangular Land Survey System is used. Presenter: Valerie Eichler Lair, Val’s Roots Professional Genealogy Services

For more information click here.