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.

1959 Cannon Falls City Council
05/05/2017

1959 Cannon Falls City Council

Portraits of past
04/03/2017

Portraits of past

Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum's cover photo
08/20/2016

Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum's cover photo

Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum
07/16/2016

Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum

Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum
05/20/2016

Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum

Open house today and tomorrow from 9-7, May 20th and May 21st. Today is the 129th anniversary of CF 1887 fire and tomorrow is the 132nd anniversary of the 1884 CF fire. Stop by, learn about our fire-fighting history and see the old hose reel parked out front.

If you missed last year's annual meeting or want to revisit what we learned from Chuck Drometer's collection, you will w...
04/02/2016
Cannon Falls Community Television

If you missed last year's annual meeting or want to revisit what we learned from Chuck Drometer's collection, you will want to watch this video. Drometer and Luvy Rapp, both past presidents of the Cannon Falls Area Historical Society, go through collectibles and share insights into the material history of our town. Thank you gentlemen, and also thanks to Mike Gesme and Channel 12 crew for filming this at the studio.

Cannon Falls Community Television provides coverage of local government, the school district, sports, community events, weather, announcements, and more. CFC...

The Dalby Database will be adding Cannon Falls yearbook information. Just enter "Cannon" in the "book" section and searc...
03/25/2016
Dalby Database - People in Books Search

The Dalby Database will be adding Cannon Falls yearbook information. Just enter "Cannon" in the "book" section and search for a name. It looks like 1923 and 1927 are already done. This is going to be a great research tool. Many thanks to John Dalby

02/26/2016
Our Story: Adeline Lindell

Our Story: Adeline Lindell

Adeline Lindell shares stories of growing up, performing music, traveling, family, and more. Our Story is an original series by the Cannon Falls Area Histori...

Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum's cover photo
10/10/2015

Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum's cover photo

Last fair picture for you all...fair starts tomorrow...Centennial Hall has over 100 pictures and artifacts to browse thr...
06/30/2015

Last fair picture for you all...fair starts tomorrow...Centennial Hall has over 100 pictures and artifacts to browse through...Hope to see you all there!

Another pic from when they paraded around the grandstand...
06/30/2015

Another pic from when they paraded around the grandstand...

Here's one from the fifties...
06/29/2015

Here's one from the fifties...

Only 3 days until the fair....come down and see these pictures, and many more!
06/28/2015

Only 3 days until the fair....come down and see these pictures, and many more!

Today's fair picture...
06/27/2015

Today's fair picture...

Fair photo for today...
06/25/2015

Fair photo for today...

Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum's cover photo
06/24/2015

Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum's cover photo

Remember when the parade went in front of the grandstand?
06/24/2015

Remember when the parade went in front of the grandstand?

The Queen of Cabin Fever Days...1978
06/23/2015

The Queen of Cabin Fever Days...1978

Address

206 Mill St W
Cannon Falls, MN
55009

Opening Hours

Friday 13:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(507) 263-4080

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