Preston Historical Society - MN

Preston Historical Society - MN Meeting Dates are the first Thursday of the month at 7:00pm in the Preston United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

Minnesota Historical Society
11/11/2019

Minnesota Historical Society

Veterans Day originated as โ€œArmistice Dayโ€ on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Today, we pay tribute to all veterans who served our country during war or peacetime. #VeteransDay #History

The image below is of Lorenzo C. Rangel, a Mexican-American war veteran who was featured in a photo exhibit by Xavier Tavera, previously on view at the Minnesota History Center in 2017.

Preston Public Library
10/07/2019

Preston Public Library

Have you wanted to start a family tree? Investigate your heritage? If so, we are hosting a special program on Thursday night that might help get you started.

Get Hooked On Preston, MN
09/29/2019
Get Hooked On Preston, MN

Get Hooked On Preston, MN

Apples, History, Flavors, Colors, Treasures and MORE!
Plan your trip to Preston today! #OnlyInMN #GetHookedOnPreston

Day 1 of the Tractor Ride is complete! The sun ended up making an appearance, too! Thank you Bob Smock for some of these...
09/15/2019

Day 1 of the Tractor Ride is complete! The sun ended up making an appearance, too!
Thank you Bob Smock for some of these awesome pictures.

Get Hooked On Preston, MN
09/11/2019

Get Hooked On Preston, MN

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We will have FREE caboose tours on September 14th for Taste of the Trail in Preston PLUS we have our Bluff Country Tract...
08/28/2019
Get Hooked On Preston, MN

We will have FREE caboose tours on September 14th for Taste of the Trail in Preston PLUS we have our Bluff Country Tractor Ride that weekend!

๐ŸšฒJoin us for a taste of Preston during Root River Trail Towns' Taste of the Trail! There are three Saturdays FULL of fun along the trail!

๐ŸšฒCome to Preston on Saturday, September 14th from 10am-2pm for a taste of music, food, art, shopping, heritage and MORE! For a full list of what we have going on in Minnesota's Trout Capital visit www.prestonmnchamber.com/play/events-festivals/taste-of-the-trail/

#OnlyInMN #OnlyInSoMN #GetHookedOnPreston #PrestonMN #PrestonMinnesota #RootRiverTrail

Fillmore County Historical Society-MN
08/28/2019

Fillmore County Historical Society-MN

Attention Viking Fans! This lock from our museum collection was allegedly owned by Leif Eriksson, the famous Viking explorer who may have been the first European to visit North America. (See what we did there...viking fans...๐Ÿ˜‰) While research is yet to be done to confirm its origin we CAN confirm it was passed down through the Olaf Tangen family and used for many years on their barn to deter local horse thieves...

Love of history brings new leadership to Fillmore County History Center
08/05/2019
Love of history brings new leadership to Fillmore County History Center

Love of history brings new leadership to Fillmore County History Center

They were hired, and the rest will be history. โ€œMy first interaction with the history center was many years ago when I caught the genealogy bug from my mother, and the irony was that I was here researching my husbandโ€™s family, trying to find out if the Sturgises in Chatfield were related to the ...

We've reached 200 likes on our page AND we have a new website to show off! Get Hooked On Preston, MN has built us a new ...
07/08/2019
Preston Historical Society

We've reached 200 likes on our page AND we have a new website to show off!

Get Hooked On Preston, MN has built us a new site within theirs and we are looking NEW and improved!

Go check it out! www.prestonmnhistory.com

Minnesota Historical Society
07/04/2019

Minnesota Historical Society

This small boy is posed with fireworks, flag, and fire crackers to show how ready he is for the holiday in 1916.
Happy 4th of July to all!

๐Ÿš‚All aboard! The Milwaukee Road in Preston and A Day on the Railroad are two of the headlines of a new interpretive disp...
06/19/2019
NEW RAIL COMMEMORATION DISPLAY AT PRESTON TRAILHEAD โ€“ RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY

๐Ÿš‚All aboard!

The Milwaukee Road in Preston and A Day on the Railroad are two of the headlines of a new interpretive display sign being unveiled and dedicated on ๐Ÿ“† Sunday, June 30th in Preston. ๐Ÿš‚Join us for a caboose open house from 2pm-4pm at the Trailhead with a ribbon ceremony and dedication of the new sign starting at 3pm.

๐Ÿ‘‡For more information on the event please visit:
http://www.prestonmnchamber.com/new-rail-commemoration-display-at-preston-trailhead-ribbon-cutting-ceremony/

June 19, 2019NEW RAIL COMMEMORATION DISPLAY AT PRESTON TRAILHEAD โ€“ RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY Map by John C. LueckeSUNDAY, JUNE 30TH โ€“ 3:00 P.M. โ€“ AND CABOOSE OPEN HOUSE 2:00-4:00 The Milwaukee Road in Preston and A Day on the Railroad are two of the headlines of a new interpretive display sign b...

Minnesota Historical Society
06/18/2019

Minnesota Historical Society

From MNopedia: In 1948, Herbert W. Schaper was a mailman in Minneapolis and a fisherman who made his own lures. One day, he added six legs to a lure that he had whittled and called it a โ€œCootie.โ€ Starting out with a basement factory in his home and $1200 in 1949, he transformed the fishing lure into the Cootie game that reached $1.5 million in sales by 1953. Images: ยฉ Minnesota Historical Society. All Rights Reserved. http://www.mnopedia.org/group/schaper-manufacturing-company

Minnesota Historical Society
06/15/2019
Minnesota Historical Society

Minnesota Historical Society

If you are searching Google today you might notice today's Google Doodle is celebrating the Jingle Dress. The Jingle Dress Dance originated during the 1920s amongst the Ojibwe tribe somewhere between Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Ontario.

Read more about the Doodle by clicking below and more from MNHS here: http://discussions.mnhs.org/10000books/2019/06/15/award-winning-ojibwe-scholar-brenda-j-child-details-the-history-and-significance-of-the-jingle-dress-dance-featured-as-todays-google-doodle/?fbclid=IwAR2kJ-MPXnjX0kdOaazYWD4Hx7Kxm1_m9HEBCwyEyQQWZEADop8lZcjqKVw

Did you know? ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ
04/20/2019

Did you know? ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ

โ“Are the Preston boys fighting in Germany or France hereโ“

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Neither! This picture shows a Whippet Tank which was brought to Preston on April 16, 1919 to encourage the purchase of Liberty Loans. The tank, while on maneuvers in the city, tore down the walls of the old Tibbetts House barn, as part of a demonstration.

๐Ÿ’ฐ A Liberty bond (or liberty loan) was a war bond that was sold in the United States to support the allied cause in World War I. Subscribing to the bonds became a symbol of patriotic duty in the United States and introduced the idea of financial securities to many citizens for the first time.

#PrestonMN #PrestonMinnesota #MinnesotaHistory #GetHookedOnPreston

Our next meeting is this Thursday, April 4th at the Preston United Methodist Church. Meeting begins at 7pm. Feel free to...
04/01/2019

Our next meeting is this Thursday, April 4th at the Preston United Methodist Church. Meeting begins at 7pm. Feel free to join us even if it's your first time! We all share a common love of HISTORY!

Preston Historical Society - MN's cover photo
03/23/2019

Preston Historical Society - MN's cover photo

03/22/2019

A little historical trivia for you!

The 1โƒฃFIRST beer brewed in Preston was called.....

Get Hooked On Preston, MN
03/08/2019

Get Hooked On Preston, MN

Happy #InternationalWomensDay! โ™€๏ธ

Here is Prestonโ€™s First Lady, Barbara Schweitzer. Mrs. Schweitzer was the sister of one of the founding fathers of Preston, John Kaercher. She was originally from Freeport, Illinois.

She owned land here, managed the first hotel and was one of the most energetic settlers of Preston. We imagine she was a strong woman who was independent in a time when women rarely had the opportunity to be. ๐Ÿ’ช

#BalanceForBetter #IWD2019 #PrestonMN #PrestonMinnesota #MinnesotaHistory

Get Hooked On Preston, MN
02/27/2019

Get Hooked On Preston, MN

๐Ÿง  A little #WednesdayWisdom for you..

Did you know that Preston once had an ice factory? ๐Ÿฅถ
The Root River supplied not only power for three mills and trout fishing for recreation in the early 1900's but it also supplied ice needed by the people in Preston, Harmony and Canton!

๐Ÿ“ฐ The Preston Times of February 11, 1914 described the yearly event of putting up the ice as this: "The ice man smiles once again and so do the users of ice who have come to regard it as a necessity."

So basically, it's cold but at least we don't have to harvest ice anymore? ๐Ÿ’โ€โ™€๏ธ#JustSaying

#GetHookedOnPreston #PrestonMN #PrestonMNHistory #MinnesotaHistory #Minnesnowta

Get Hooked On Preston, MN
01/29/2019

Get Hooked On Preston, MN

Happy National #PlanForVacationDay! ๐Ÿ‘‰DID YOU KNOW in 2017, 705 MILLION Vacation Days went unused? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Don't be a statistic. ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Plan your trip to Preston and historic bluff country today! ๐ŸŒž We promise warmer days are coming. #PrestonMN #GetHookedOnPreston #ExploreMN #OnlyInMN #OnlyInSoMN #RootRiverTrailTowns #BluffCountry #DriftlessRegion http://www.gethookedonpreston.com

Minnesota Historical Society
01/25/2019

Minnesota Historical Society

This baseball hat was made from silver birch and decorated with layered birchbark floral appliquรฉ by Pat and Gage Kruse, Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, during their time in the Minnesota Historical Society's Native American Artist-in-Residence Program. It is based on a design in Fred K. Blessing's article, "The Ojibway Indians Observed," published by the Minnesota Archaeological Society in 1977. #IOTD

๐Ÿ‘‚Have you heard? We will have 500 TRACTORS ๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿšœ rolling through Preston on Monday, June 10th! Mark it on your ๐Ÿ“… calenda...
01/23/2019

๐Ÿ‘‚Have you heard? We will have 500 TRACTORS ๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿšœ rolling through Preston on Monday, June 10th! Mark it on your ๐Ÿ“… calendar so you don't miss it! The public will be invited to their lunch stop in town. Details to come. Read more about the tractor ride here: http://www.prestonmnchamber.com/20th-annual-great-eastern-iowas-tractorcade-to-roll-through-preston/

๐Ÿ‘‚Have you heard? We will have 500 TRACTORS ๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿšœ๐Ÿšœ rolling through Preston on Monday, June 10th which makes up the WMT Tractorcade! Mark it on your ๐Ÿ“… calendar so you don't miss it! The public will be invited to their lunch stop in town. Details to come. Read more about the tractor ride here: http://www.prestonmnchamber.com/20th-annual-great-eastern-iowas-tractorcade-to-roll-through-preston/ To sign up for the ride go here: https://600wmtradio.iheart.com/topic/WMT%20Great%20Eastern%20Iowa%20Tractorcade/

Did you know Preston has its very own historical walking tour? You can pick up a brochure at Preston City Hall or use th...
01/15/2019

Did you know Preston has its very own historical walking tour? You can pick up a brochure at Preston City Hall or use the online version right here: http://www.prestonmnchamber.com/live/preston-historical-society/ It's a great way to learn about the history of Preston and the beautiful buildings we have in our downtown!

Get Hooked On Preston, MN
12/16/2018

Get Hooked On Preston, MN

๐ŸŽGift Idea Alert brought to you by the Preston Area Chamber of Commerce! This is a GREAT stocking stuffer idea to keep the history of our area alive. PLUS you're supporting the Fillmore County History Center & Genealogy Library!

A Preston History piece for you....
12/14/2018
Post Bulletin

A Preston History piece for you....

"โ€ฆ He (the robber) jabbed the Lanesboro man in the ribs and asked, 'Do you want a hole in your belly?'"

Preston, MN Veterans' Home Support
11/28/2018

Preston, MN Veterans' Home Support

The World War I Memorial Entrance to the Fillmore County Fair Grounds in Preston is in great need of repair and restoration to properly honor World War I Veterans in Fillmore County. For many years it was the stately entrance on the west side of the Fairgrounds complete with a turn-style entryway. To learn more about this project please see the below link.

http://fillmorecountyjournal.com/restoration-of-world-war-i-memorial-entrance/

We have to brag about our President a little. We are thankful for you, Sheila!
11/14/2018

We have to brag about our President a little. We are thankful for you, Sheila!

SE MN Together is a collaborative network of individuals and organizations who are coming together in unique and important ways to address issues of regional concern. The work is guided by a core team, which is comprised of people from across the region, representing a variety of organizations and perspectives.

Over the next several weeks, we will introduce you to the members of your core team. This week, we would like to introduce you to Sheila Craig, Community Sewage Treatment Facilitator for the SE MN Wastewater Initiative.

Day 1 of the Tractor Ride โœ…
09/15/2018

Day 1 of the Tractor Ride โœ…

09/15/2018
Because we
09/03/2018
History of Labor Day | U.S. Department of Labor

Because we

Labor Day: What it Means Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-b...

Did you know that Preston has its own historical walking tour? Check out the online version or grab a physical copy at t...
08/31/2018
Preston Walking Tour

Did you know that Preston has its own historical walking tour? Check out the online version or grab a physical copy at the Preston Tourism Center. Our downtown is FULL of history! #PrestonMN #GetHookedOnPreston #WeLoveHistory http://www.prestonmnchamber.com/play/attractions/preston-walking-tour/

Preston Walking Tour The Preston Walking Tour is a self-guided walking or driving tour of the heritage of downtown Preston. It features very enjoyable descriptions of the history of Preston businesses of yesteryear, as well as old pictures of the businesses. It will take you back in time. Download a...

Preston Historical Society - MN
08/31/2018

Preston Historical Society - MN

Minnesota Historical Society
08/28/2018
Minnesota Historical Society

Minnesota Historical Society

From MNopedia! Driven to emigrate by overpopulation, unfulfilled nationalism, and a fractured economy, hundreds of thousands of Norwegians came to Minnesota between 1851 and 1920, making the Twin Cities the unofficial capital of Norwegian America. Internal religious and social conflicts shaped the groupโ€™s experience in its new home as much as Minnesotaโ€™s climate and geography. CORRECTION: The link provided below is broken. Please find the correct link here: http://www.mnopedia.org/norwegian-immigration-minnesota

Untitled Album
07/21/2018

Untitled Album

It's Flag Day.
06/14/2018

It's Flag Day.

Happy Flag Day ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ The Flag has always been a special symbol for our town but this year, itโ€™s meant a lot more. Itโ€™s been a part of every single thing we have done. We honor the red, white and blue today and always. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #gethookedonpreston #prestonminnesota #onlyinmn #prestonmn #veteranfriendlycommunity

Get Hooked On Preston, MN
12/01/2017

Get Hooked On Preston, MN

Get Hooked On Preston, MN
12/01/2017

Get Hooked On Preston, MN

The Preston Historical Society encourages you to donate to this special request.  The Foundation has been very generous ...
11/15/2017
Preston Area Community Foundation

The Preston Historical Society encourages you to donate to this special request. The Foundation has been very generous in their support of Preston Historical Society projects.

Give to the Max! Thursday 11/16

Make your donations by:

ยท ONLINE by direct link: https://smifoundation.org/give/preston.html

ยท DROP OFF at F&M Bank of Preston
(Hours: 8:30am-4:00pm)
ยท DROP OFF at First State Bank of Fountain
(Hours: 9am-3:00pm

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Preston, MN
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