• Coming of Age 1968
  • Vietnam War Display

    See local veterans' experiences as well as war overview.

  • Entrepreneurs

    Now Showing!

Current Events:

What to do and see in Steele County and Owatonna Minnesota, something fun for everyone . . .

Thursday – April 9th: 

  • FREE children’s programming – Time Travelers (Pre K) at 9:30 am & History Detectives (K-6) at 6:30 PM- Click Here for the details on these great event.
  • Teddy Roosevelt comes to the History Center for a lecture at 7:00 pm – Click Here for the details on these great event.

Tuesday – April 7th & 21st: 

  • Genealogy Group Meeting – do you want to learn more about your family history? click here for details.

April 15th: 

  • Welcome to Ellendale exhibit to open, this exhibit will feature the Lerberg’s Truck – click here for details.

A Look Back: Nickel the Buffalo 

Nickel the Buffalo from Nechville Farm

Nickel the Buffalo

A quick Video Feature about Nickel the Buffalo and how he came to the History Center.