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The historical society's World War I exhibit. Submitted photo
Dakota County Historical Society's WWI exhibit headed to Mall of America
May 20, 2019 - 9:00am
April 13, 2019
Spencer Johnson helps a student make a fishing lure. David Clarey / RiverTown Multimedia
Hastings middle school teacher set to retire after nearly 33-year career
April 13, 2019 - 6:00am
February 20, 2019
One of the goals of the Goodhue County Historical Society is to portray life in the area in an earlier time.  Steve Gardiner / RiverTown Multimedia
101 Things To Do: Goodhue County History Center
February 20, 2019 - 8:00pm
January 30, 2019
The Dakota County Historical Society will hold a tour review event at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, at the LeDuc Historic Estate, 1629 Vermillion St. Photo courtesy of the Dakota County Historical Society
Historical society seeks input on tour review process
January 30, 2019 - 9:43am
December 14, 2018
A drone shot from Dallas Eggers shows a birds-eye view of the Freedom Park and the Great River Road Visitor & Learning Center in Prescott. Photo courtesy of Dallas Eggers.
Prescott's Freedom Park turns 90 with celebration this weekend
December 14, 2018 - 12:00pm
February 6, 2018
Hastings first black families helped shape state
February 6, 2018 - 9:43am
January 29, 2018
The Meyer Building was built in 1863. An opera hall was built on the top floor in 1877. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia
Downtown Hastings: A storied past
January 29, 2018 - 10:13am
November 22, 2017
Construction crews excavating a basement for a proposed home in Nininger Township prompted an investigation when they discovered human remains. Researchers and neighbors have since identified the property as the former Rose Hill Cemetery site. Maureen McMullen / RiverTown Multimedia
Construction turns up century-old cemetery near Hastings
November 22, 2017 - 7:39pm
December 11, 2016
Two pieces of HHS jewelry are pictured here, dated from 1916. (Star Gazette photos by Katrina Styx)
Pioneer Room's new addition comes from Old Central
December 11, 2016 - 8:00am
December 7, 2016
"The British 75 millimeter First World War field Cannon that was placed in front of the County Courthouse was donated for scrap by the Hastings' Nelson-Lucking America Legion Post during the County's 'Victory Scrap Day' in October 1942." (Dakota County Historical Society photo, published in "Picturing the past: events that shaped Dakota County in the Twentieth Century")
The attack across the globe that hit hard here at home
December 7, 2016 - 9:04am
October 5, 2016
Michael Korneski’s swimming fins, patented in 1986, were said to help swimmers move faster through the water.
Dozens of inventors have lived, worked in Hastings
October 5, 2016 - 11:17am
September 16, 2016
Downtown Hastings was one of the historic highlights presented to those attending the Historic Preservation Conference last week. (Submitted photo)play button
Historic Preservation Conference explores Hastings history
September 16, 2016 - 9:23am
August 14, 2016
Christopher Nelson of the St. Croix pitches to Nathan Berry of the Rum River Rovers during an old-time base ball exhibition on Saturday morning at Pioneer Park in Hastings. (Star Gazette photo by Chad Richardson)
1860s base ball exhibition held at Pioneer Park
August 14, 2016 - 8:00am
March 9, 2016
Deadline to enter Modern Interpretations of Historic Design IV approaches
March 9, 2016 - 11:08am
December 30, 2013
The old crew of the Peanut Line is pictured in this June, 1960, photo. Pictured from left to right are Bob Dodge, Jack Godfrey, Buzz Peterson and Frank Quitter. The Hastings Gazette
Remember the 'Peanut Line?'
December 30, 2013 - 8:38am