Monthly Archives: May 2013

Spotlight Wisconsin: Stonefield Historic Site

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Discover the agricultural history of Stonefield, a community that helped make Wisconsin become “America’s Dairyland.” The 2000-acre Stonefield estate was originally home to Wisconsin’s First Governor, Nelson Dewey, until it burned down in 1873. Eventually reconstructed and passed among a string of different owners, the land was bought by the state in 1936 and transformed into a village that celebrates Wisconsin’s rich agricultural history. More than 30 buildings, antique farm equipment and Stonefield’s State Farm Museum make up this historic site.

Contact:
Stonefield Historic Site
PO Box 125
12195 Hwy VV
Cassville, WI 53806
(608) 725-5210
[email protected]

Spotlight Minnesota: Historic Fort Snelling

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Historic Fort SnellingLocated in Saint Paul, Minn., Historic Fort Snelling is a National Historic Landmark dedicated to Minnesota history. A visit to this reconstructed 1820s military outpost will teach you a history lesson about Minnesota’s military from the pre-Civil War era through World War II. You’ll also learn about the fur trade, American Indian history and the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. Explore this historical place starting May 25, when Fort Snelling opens for the season.

Contact:
Fort Snelling
200 Tower Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55111
(612) 726-1171
[email protected]