Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum

Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum The Cannon Falls MN Museum chronicles the history of the local community. Located at 206 W. Mill Street in one of the town’s most compelling and historic buildings, the museum offers free admission and helps with local research requests.
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Mutt Erickson....Anyone remember seeing  Mutt and his brother Ott around town?Photo from C.F. Beacon
03/28/2020

Mutt Erickson....
Anyone remember seeing Mutt and his brother Ott around town?
Photo from C.F. Beacon

Cannon Falls Amateur Baseball, since 1887!This 1905 photo is from CFHS.Back L-R: Dr. Hassley, Wally Elliot, Harry Hines,...
03/28/2020

Cannon Falls Amateur Baseball, since 1887!
This 1905 photo is from CFHS.
Back L-R: Dr. Hassley, Wally Elliot, Harry Hines, August Gustafson.
Center: Henderson, Cap Wohlphart, Carl Johnson.
Front L-R: Ben Rosvold, Al Hanson, Bert Johnson, Thore Sorenson.

Lake Byllesby Hydropower Dam
03/25/2020

Lake Byllesby Hydropower Dam

Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum's cover photo
03/25/2020

Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum's cover photo

Who Knew? Cannon Falls had an amateur baseball team in the early 1900s!
02/27/2020

Who Knew? Cannon Falls had an amateur baseball team in the early 1900s!

Check out the Cannon Falls Historical Society Heritage Wheat program!
02/21/2020

Check out the Cannon Falls Historical Society Heritage Wheat program!

Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum's cover photo
02/21/2020

Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum's cover photo

An advertisement from 1862 about the Cannon Woolen Factory!
02/15/2020

An advertisement from 1862 about the Cannon Woolen Factory!

Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum
02/14/2020

Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum

Happy Valentine's Day from the Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum

The Demonstration Heritage Wheat Project is excited to have Jeff Jarvis back for a presentation on February 7th: History...
01/17/2020

The Demonstration Heritage Wheat Project is excited to have Jeff Jarvis back for a presentation on February 7th: History the of Cannon Falls Flour Mills. We hope you can join us for it at the Cannon Falls Library at 10:30am.

Deck the Falls Open House from 10-4. Stop by the museum for some hot apple cider and freshly made krume-kake.
11/30/2019

Deck the Falls Open House from 10-4. Stop by the museum for some hot apple cider and freshly made krume-kake.

Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum's cover photo
10/31/2019

Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum's cover photo

Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum
10/31/2019

Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum

Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum
10/31/2019

Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum

10/09/2019
08/17/2019
Our Story: Gas Station Boys

"Gas Station Boys" share their memories and reflections of working and growing up pumping gas in Cannon Falls.

LeRoy McCusker, Greg Williams, and Paul Black reminisce about the days of full-service gas stations in Cannon Falls. The "Our Story" series is collaboration ...

Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum
07/20/2019

Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum

Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum
05/27/2019

Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum

Minnesota Historical Society
01/18/2019

Minnesota Historical Society

On this day in 1849, Stephen A. Douglas, senator from Illinois, introduced a bill to organize Minnesota Territory. This map is of the territory shows the route of the expedition to the Red River of the north in the summer of 1849. It was made by John Pope.

Merry Christmas!
12/25/2018

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Card from R.E. Jones Company, Cannon Falls in 1930

Stop by and sample the Norwegian Xmas cookie, krumkake, and enjoy some hot apple cider, today, Saturday November 24
11/24/2018

Stop by and sample the Norwegian Xmas cookie, krumkake, and enjoy some hot apple cider, today, Saturday November 24

Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum's cover photo
10/06/2018

Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum's cover photo

The Museum will be closed this weekend, 9-21 and 9-22 due to storm damage and power outage.
09/21/2018

The Museum will be closed this weekend, 9-21 and 9-22 due to storm damage and power outage.

Hotel Shelburne, built by Ben Van Campen in 1868 and opened as a hotel in 1892. Moved to Midwest Importers in 2001. It w...
08/18/2018

Hotel Shelburne, built by Ben Van Campen in 1868 and opened as a hotel in 1892. Moved to Midwest Importers in 2001. It was moved again by the S. Bauer and is now a private residence outside of Miesville.

The museum will be open today, Saturday, July 7, from the 10-2.
07/07/2018

The museum will be open today, Saturday, July 7, from the 10-2.

Sweetshop
06/16/2018

Sweetshop

Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum's cover photo
05/20/2018

Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum's cover photo

Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums
04/28/2018
Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums

Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums

We have received word from David Kelliher at the Minnesota Historical Society the Local History Provision (HF 1689/SF 1274) will be introduced as an amendment to the Omnibus Tax Bill on the floor of the House this coming Monday, April 30. If passed, this provision will open the possibility for city and township historical societies to receive funding from their local government unit. At this time, this is only allowed for county historical societies.

Please contact your legislators, via phone or email, to let them know that you support this amendment and how it can help your organization or others in your area. If you do not know who your legislator is, you may use this link to find out: https://www.gis.leg.mn/iMaps/districts/

If you receive a response from your legislator, please forward that response to Dustin ([email protected]) and David Kelliher ([email protected]).

These road signs are from a familiar junction. Can you guess the location?
04/07/2018

These road signs are from a familiar junction. Can you guess the location?

Join us today at the Museum for our Open House! We will be here until 4:00 p.m.!
03/31/2018

Join us today at the Museum for our Open House! We will be here until 4:00 p.m.!

Join us next Saturday, March 31 at the Cannon Falls Museum for an Open House. Check out our new displays such as the Tue...
03/24/2018

Join us next Saturday, March 31 at the Cannon Falls Museum for an Open House. Check out our new displays such as the Tuesday Club and the Civil Defense artifacts!

Cannon Falls football team, 1936
03/17/2018

Cannon Falls football team, 1936

Come check out our recent acquisition! This plate joins others in our collection. This great example is circa roughly 19...
03/03/2018

Come check out our recent acquisition! This plate joins others in our collection. This great example is circa roughly 1911 and is from the Cannon Falls Dry Goods and City Grocery; Magnus Olson, proprietor; Frank A. Lundberg, manager.

Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum's cover photo
12/09/2017

Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum's cover photo

10/28/2017
10/27/2017
Chuck Drometer's Antiques

Chuck Drometer's Antiques

Luvy Rapp and Chuck Drometer review several unique items from Chuck's collection of Cannon Falls antiques.

Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum's cover photo
10/27/2017

Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum's cover photo

Cannon Falls Library
09/08/2017

Cannon Falls Library

Come to a book talk on the World War I experiences of Minnesotans Marland and Stanley Williams (brothers from Goodhue County) this Tues., Sept. 12th, at 6 pm.
Book editor Elizabeth Williams Gomoll, granddaughter of Marland Williams, will bring their letters and photographs to life, providing an intimate, inside perspective on these principled and dedicated Minnesota brothers during a momentous period of American history.
This program is sponsored by the Cannon Falls Library, Goodhue County Historical Society, and the Red Wing Shoe Company Foundation.

Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum's cover photo
07/22/2017

Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum's cover photo

Male Chorus on Memorial Day
05/27/2017

Male Chorus on Memorial Day

May 20th, this Saturday, marks the 130th anniversary of the fire that destroyed much of Cannon Falls in 1887. Sunday is ...
05/17/2017

May 20th, this Saturday, marks the 130th anniversary of the fire that destroyed much of Cannon Falls in 1887. Sunday is the 133rd anniversary of the 1884 fire. Stop in the museum this weekend and learn about these 2 catastrophes that shaped our town and its identity. You can also get your complimentary reprint of the fire stories from the Cannon Falls Beacon. We'll be open regular hours on Saturday, 10-4. And for the occasion, we'll also be open on Sunday from 10-4.

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206 Mill St W
Cannon Falls, MN
55009

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Hello from the UK 😊 Can any of your followers help please? Anyone recognise this sticker from the seventies? Trying to trace the history of a motorcycle from the Miesveille area which was recently exported to the UK and this sticker was on the rear fender, thanks 👍🏻
I am curious about what looks like a sign post between the public parking lot and the winery parking lot. In the picture below, it is the white post with the cross bar. Behind are two utility poles. I assume it was related to the car dealership that once occupied the site. Several questions. Does anyone remember (or are there pictures) of what it originally looked like? Is it in danger when the winery builds its extension to the west? If so could it be relocated? Either way, could it be restored and made useful again?