• Coming of Age 1968
  • Vietnam War Display

    See local veterans' experiences as well as war overview.

  • Ellendale Minnesota

Current Events:

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

May 22 Americana

Friday – May 22nd:

  • Americana Showcase Concert – featuring Jeffrey Foucalt, Six Mile Grove, and Brandon Sampson.  Click here for details & Click Here tickets.

Thursday – June 4th:

  • Nuremberg Trial Lecture  – with Mike Ecker at 6:30 pm at the History Center Click here for details.

Thursday – June 18th:

  • SCHS Members Open House All Steele County Historical Society Members are invited to learn more about the Village of Yesteryear & the History Center (fun behind the scenes kind of stuff) – 4 pm – 7 pm.  Click Here to learn more.

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.