Carver County Historical Society

The Carver County Historical Society (CCHS) is planning a number of upcoming events, including a Ukrainian Egg Painting activity on April 12 and several day camps that will be held this summer. Ukrainian Egg Painting Easter is coming soon, it is time to get artistic and create some colorful eggs to share and enjoy! Parents, [...]

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by Christopher Aadland MURPHY NEWS SERVICE The fate of one of Carver County’s most historic properties remains unclear as legal issues surrounding the property are ironed out. The Andrew Peterson Farmstead’s previous owner, Ward Holasek, deeded 51 acres of the property to the Carver County Historical Society before his death last December at the age [...]

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By Wendy Peterson Biorn In 2009, Rene Zellweger starred in the film, “New in Town.” Her character was an executive from Florida, sent to New Ulm, Minn., in the dead of winter. She arrives at the Minneapolis airport and notices everyone dressed in heavy coats, boots, hats and mittens. She is in high heels and [...]

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The Carver County Historical Society is planning a tour of Laketown Chocolates in Waconia. Chocolate has a long and rich history. Truffles, chocolate bars, hot cocoa, chocolate syrup — it is a versatile product. Join the Carver County Historical Society as it explores the history of chocolate back to the Mayan Empire. Discover step by [...]

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By Wendy Peterson Biorn, Carver County Historical Society A news article by U.S. Today recently announced the top 10 disappearing jobs in the US. One job, a word processor or typist, had a 10 year decline of 54 percent. The reason given for the decline was advances in technology and computers (Hess, Frohlich, US Today, [...]

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Introduction by Wendy Peterson Biorn, director of the Carver County Historical Society The Carver County Historical Society is proud to announce we are hosting a new traveling exhibit, Uncle Sam’s New Deal. This exhibit features the depression era, Works Progress Administration, later renamed Work Project Administration in 1939 (WPA), programs and deals. One program that [...]

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