New Brighton Area Historical Society
The objective of the society shall be the discovery, preservation and dissemination of knowledge about the history of the area in and about New Brighton.
- Rhubarb Fest June 5, 1-4 PM
- New Brighton Area History PresentationThe New Brighton Area Historical Society sponsored a presentation by Dr. David Peterson about “The Dakota People on Long Lake” Leone Aronson Arrowhead Collection Around 1740, Dakota people settled on the north side of Long Lake near the inlet of Rice Creek. They called their village Otonwewakpadan or “Village on a Stream.” The French are…
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Vintage Photos of New Brighton
These vintage photos are part of the photography collections of the New Brighton Area Historical Society, which numbers over 4000 photographs. If you are interested in finding information about our photos, please check the download page for a listing. To obtain copies of photos, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To discover and collect any material which may help to establish or illustrate the history of the area in and about New Brighton, its exploration, settlement, development and activities in peace and war, its progress in population, ethnic groups, wealth, education, arts, science, agriculture, manufacturing, trade, transportation, religion and finance – printed materials such as histories, genealogies, biographies, description, gazetteers, directories, newspapers, pamphlets, catalogues, circulars, handbills, programs and posters; manuscript materials such as letters, diaries, journals, memoranda, reminiscences, rosters, service records, account books, charts, and other multimedia materials, such as oral and written histories; and museum materials such as pictures, photographs, paintings, portraits, scenes, aboriginal relics, and material objects illustrative of life, conditions, events, and activities in the past or the present; and to preserve historic artifacts.
To disseminate historical information to interested persons, groups and institutions and arouse interest in the past by publishing historical materials in the newspapers or otherwise, by holding meetings with addresses, lectures, papers, discussion and tours; by marking historic buildings, sites and trails; and by operating a museum.