Maple River Heritage Inc.

Maple River Heritage Inc. We are a Museum that offers Mapleton Minnesota area historical displays and a local research library

09/27/2023
09/21/2023

Sorry, but this Saturday, 9/23/2023 we'll be closed due to schedule conflicts of our volunteers. We'll be open next Saturday. Sorry for any inconvenience

Can anyone help us with some history on the Mapleton Conservation Club?
09/09/2023

Can anyone help us with some history on the Mapleton Conservation Club?

Thank you to Maggie J's for giving us these menus for our area business collection!
09/09/2023

Thank you to Maggie J's for giving us these menus for our area business collection!

2023 Veterans Recognition Program.  Mapleton VFW Post  #5338 - Color Guard.  2023 Blue Earth County Outstanding Veteran,...
07/22/2023

2023 Veterans Recognition Program. Mapleton VFW Post #5338 - Color Guard. 2023 Blue Earth County Outstanding Veteran, Dennis Boldt.

Captain Jack Sparrow visits the Heritage Building & taught us about pirate history!!
07/21/2023

Captain Jack Sparrow visits the Heritage Building & taught us about pirate history!!

Also in the Heritage Building is Rapidan Heritage..  learn about Moonshining!
07/20/2023

Also in the Heritage Building is Rapidan Heritage.. learn about Moonshining!

Blue Earth County Fair starts today!!  Come visit us & the Blue Earth County Historical Society in the Heritage building...
07/20/2023

Blue Earth County Fair starts today!! Come visit us & the Blue Earth County Historical Society in the Heritage building!!

Looking for help with the dates/years of these 2 buttons!  Can anyone help us?
07/17/2023

Looking for help with the dates/years of these 2 buttons! Can anyone help us?

04/13/2022

The museum will not be open this Saturday due to the Easter Holiday. Happy Easter.🐣

03/25/2022

Due to staffing shortage the Maple River Museum will not be open tomorrow, March 26. See you next week. Thank you for your understanding.

02/19/2022

Due to staffing shortage the Maple River Museum will not be open tomorrow February 19. See you next week. Thank you for your understanding.

11/30/2021

Come see us Wednesday for Snow Flake Dazzle 4 to 8 pm. Door prizes, craft sale, unique local gifts. Free glow sticks for kids!

04/14/2020

See you next Year! June 10-13, 2021! Stay safe.

03/17/2020

Due to COVID 19 the museum will be closed until April 4th. If you need immediate assistance you can call us at 507-524-4469.

01/27/2020

Sailor’s Hornpipe

01/26/2020

144th Annual Burns Night.

01/26/2020

Scottish Songs, a Will Tradition

01/26/2020

Our closing song, thank you to all who came to support the 2020 Burns Night. On the the clan gather now...

01/26/2020

One final song by the Twin Cities Metro Pipe Band.

01/26/2020

Sword Dance

01/26/2020

A poem by Robert Burns

The winners of the 2020 Men’s and Women’s curling events.
01/26/2020

The winners of the 2020 Men’s and Women’s curling events.

The 2020 Candidates Tyler Ertman, Azeri Jeager, Isabella Nelson, and Katelyn Sorensen.
01/26/2020

The 2020 Candidates Tyler Ertman, Azeri Jeager, Isabella Nelson, and Katelyn Sorensen.

01/18/2020

Due to the weather conditions the Heritage Center will be closed today.

12/06/2019

Thank you to everyone who stopped up last night. Another Snowflake Dazzle success!

Stop by 4-8 tonight to get your tote! While supplies last!
12/04/2019

Stop by 4-8 tonight to get your tote! While supplies last!

12/03/2019

Stop by Wednesday night to shop our craft sale and make memories of your own!

Here is a pic of our free tote bag on wednesday night at Maple River Heritage! See you there!!!
12/02/2019

Here is a pic of our free tote bag on wednesday night at Maple River Heritage! See you there!!!

12/02/2019

See us at Snow Flake Dazzle Wednesday 4-8pm. Free tote bag, door prizes, craft show.

10/13/2019

Looking for volunteer to help with data entry of donations at the museum. Contact coleen at 507-524-4469

09/10/2019

We regret to inform that we are no longer open wednesday mornings due to lack of volunteers. Looking to volunteer? Message or call us!

What a fun filled schedule!
05/15/2019

What a fun filled schedule!

Full Schedule 🎉🎉

What a great Town and Country Days this will be. Thank you to the board for all their planning.
05/01/2019

What a great Town and Country Days this will be. Thank you to the board for all their planning.

Mapleton’s Summer Celebration is Moving to Heritage Park
Town & Country Days 2019 is June 6-9
New Location, New Features
There are big changes coming to Town & Country Days this year! The celebration will be moving to Heritage Park; in the past it has been so well attended that more room was needed to house all the fun!
Town & Country Days will start with a splash, showcasing the grand opening of the Mapleton Splash Pad. The carnival will be located on the Heritage Park Road. The Teen Dance will be back after a 15-plus-year hiatus, there will be live music on stage once again, volleyball, bean bag, and golf tournament, fireworks, demo derby, hot wheels race track, kids tractor pull, and new food vendors.
Thanks to the 300 plus sponsors of the Mapleton Town & Country Days, there will be 14 FREE things to do. There will be free food, music and face painting at the splash pad grand opening. There will be a free petting zoo, corn pit, live acoustic music, root beer floats, fireworks, free make-and-take modeling, hot wheels track races, The Brass Band, Hobo Band and parade. There’s going to be something for everyone!! You can visit the Mapleton Town & Country Days website for times and places of all activities and events so you can plan your fun. www.mapletontownandcountrydays.com
Roots Run Deep
Everyone looks forward to Mapleton Town & Country Days, even out-of-towners. Town & Country Days is a celebration of Mapleton city dwellers and country living, bringing everyone together celebrating Mapleton history. When you talk to the younger Mapletonians they will tell you that Town & Country Days is carnival rides, cotton candy, petting zoo, corn pit and food. When you talk to the older people it is about having fun with your kids, golf, music, beer tent, silent auction, fireworks, bingo, food and celebrating one another in their hometown.
Did you know that the town provides a walking tour guide for those who want to learn some of Mapleton history or that every year historical education artifacts highlighting Mapleton history are on display? Did you know that where the city of Mapleton currently sits is the result of the fourth time the city parameters were established? Do you know why? Did you know there are several houses in the city limits that hold interesting history of Mapleton’s beginnings?
All the festivities bring everyone together but it is the history that makes us who we are. The mission of the Town & Country Days board is to preserve Mapleton History. Town & Country Days is a fundraiser for the Maple River Heritage, Inc., whose mission is to find, keep, record and educate others about their beloved city.
Making it Happen
To provide you with all the memories, fun and historical facts, the board starts with a budget of about $18,000. The parade budget alone is approximately $6,500, and that does not include the hours upon hours of volunteer time put in by the Town & Country Days board and committees.
In keeping with the mission of the Town & Country Days board, the funds raised, after expenses, are given to the Maple River Heritage, Inc. They are able to raise about $2,000 yearly, and the monies are used to keep up the building, provide educational displays, research and promote Mapleton history.
The board is always looking for like-minded people who have a passion for the preservation of history and their hometown. The Mapleton Town & Country Days Board includes your neighbors and friends, and it could include you. Please find the friendly faces of Coleen Lindemann, Myra Schroepfer, Sara Isebrand, Marissa Pfeffer, Mike Kunkel or Chrissy Schiprett and ask them how you can help keep your town alive for the years to come.
This year the historical displays will be featured at the Mapleton Library, Mapleton Post Office, St.Teresa’s Catholic Church and the United Church of Mapleton. You are encouraged to take your family to see the displays and learn about Mapleton’s rich history of hardy, brave, creative, strong families, just like yours.
Your hometown is what you take for granted when you are there and long for when you are gone. Mapleton, like each of our Maple River communities, is a hometown with a rich history—a history that should be talked about and learned.
For more stories, subscribe to the Maple River Messenger online or in print at www.maplerivermessenger.com.

The Town & Country Days board has made the decision to move the events of the summer celebration to Heritage Park, which will allow for more space. (googlemaps.com)

01/20/2019

The Dusty Millers

01/20/2019

What a wonderful Burns Night...until next year.

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204 Silver Street E
Mapleton, MN
56065

Opening Hours

9am - 12pm

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