The Chippewa County Historical Society is pleased to announce that Historic Chippewa City will open for the season on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. and the Swensson Farm Museum will open for the season on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.


The Chippewa County Historical Society is pleased to announce that Historic Chippewa City will open for the season on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. and the Swensson Farm Museum will open for the season on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.

Hours for Historic Chippewa City are Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Hours for the Swensson Farm Museum will be Sundays, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. with private tours available by appointment. These hours will continue through Labor Day Weekend.  

A new exhibit "U.S./Dakota Conflict of 1862" is now on display in the Gateway Building of Historic Chippewa City.  This exhibit includes stories from captives, treaty information, causes of the Uprising, battles, histories of the major participants including Little Crow and Colonel Henry Sibley, punishment and the exile of the Dakota, and the aftermath of the Conflict.  Also included is a special panel on Camp Release and information on Camp Relief as told by Cecelia Campbell Stay.  

Warm roasted mixed nuts, cashews, peanuts, and more, using the old nut machine from the Thompson Drug Store which was once located on Main Street, Montevideo will once again be available in the Gift Shop which also features numerous new items and books on the U.S./Dakota Conflict of 1862.  

Historic Chippewa City is located at the junctions of Highways 7 & 59 in Montevideo, and the Swensson Farm Museum is located six miles east of Montevideo or 11 miles west of Clara City on Highway 7, and 5 miles south on County Road 6, or 4 miles north of Granite Falls on county road 5 and then 2 3/4 miles west on county road 15.

For more information please contact the Society at 320-269-7636 or via e-mail at Chippewahistory@qwestoffice.net.