Carver County Historical Society

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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During the Great Depression, New Deal programs brought relief to America’s poor and helped stabilize its economy. Find out how at “Uncle Sam’s New Deal,” a new exhibit at Carver County Historical Society, opening Saturday, March 23. “Uncle Sam’s New Deal” illuminates the federal government’s role in reviving Minnesota communities 70 years ago. Photography, interviews […]

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Join Carver County Parks Department and the Carver County Historical Society for a great event designed for the whole family. The event is called “A Journey Through Winter” and provides a day of unique opportunities for the entire family. Cross-country skiing, snow shelter building, winter survival, winter geocaching … the winter conditions will determine outdoor […]

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By Wendy Peterson Biorn Carver County Historical Society Diseases, plagues and epidemics have occurred throughout time. Virus and bacteria evolve and change making irradiation almost impossible. Carver County is not immune, having its share of outbreaks. Several of the worse include a diphtheria outbreak in 1878 and influenza in 1918. Often, the lack of knowledge […]

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The Carver County Historical Society received a $7,000 grant last week toward preparation work for the Peterson Barn Construction project. The Minnesota Historical Society announced last Thursday, Jan. 3 that the Carver County Society was one of 48 recipients of Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants of up to $7,000 each. According to a press […]

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By Wendy Peterson Biorn, Carver County Historical Society “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping on your nose, Yuletide carols being sung by a choir, And folks dressed up like Eskimos.” Mel Tomé and Bob Wells co-wrote The Christmas Song in 1944. The song, also known as Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire, […]

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