Taylors Falls Historical Society

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Taylors Falls Historical Society

Historic 1855 Folsom House

Folsom House and Visitor Center Hours

Folsom House Regular Hours:
Memorial Day Weekend through the second weekend in October:
Fridays-Sundays and holidays from 1 to 4 p.m.. Tours run on the hour. Group tours available by reservation.

Admission Info

$6 adults, $5 seniors and college students, $4 children ages 6-17; free for children age 5 and under and MNHS members.
The Visitor Center Regular Hours:
Saturday, Sunday and holidays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day from 1-4pm. Located just down the hill from the Folsom House in the lower level of the Memorial Community Center (the old train depot). Free.

Find Us

The Folsom House is located at 272 W. Government on beautiful Angel Hill in Taylors Falls. Click here for a map.

The TFHS Visitor Center is located on the corner of W. Government St. and First St. in the lower level of the Taylors Falls Memorial Community Center.

Upcoming TFHS Events

Plans are underway for membership programs in 2018! We plan to show the second DVD in the series, “Founding Minnesota” in March. The tentative program in May will feature photos of interesting grave markers in Kahbakong Cemetery.

Program Meeting

March 1, 2018

Address: 312 Government St

City: Taylors Falls, MN

At our March meeting, we will show the second in the series of five videos about the settlement of the St. Croix River area. The CD is titled, “Too Much of a Good Thing.”  It touches further on the Native Americans who lived in our area. Topics covered include the treaties and their effects on the tribes, the conflict between the Ojibwe and Dakota, and the problematic geography with which the tribes had to contend. These quality videos have been very well-received. The videos will be for sale that night, so you can have your own set. We will meet in the community center at 7:00pm on Thursday, March 1. Plan to bring family and friends. Enjoy a snack and visiting after the program. We welcome non-members.

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Life and Times in Taylors Falls

Journal subscriptions offered for U.S. residents at $15.00 per year (2 issues), or free to current TFHS members. Back issues are available: $5.00 plus $2.00 postage per copy. Write: Life & Times, PO Box 333, Taylors Falls, MN  55084-0333.

Fifty Years in the Northwest by W.H.C. Folsom

1999 Minnesota Territorial Sesquicentennial Facsimile Edition, edited by Clarence Nelson

Hardcover: $30 plus $2.00 each postage
Paperback: $20 plus $2.00 each postage

TFHS, PO Box 333, Taylors Falls, MN  55084

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Taylors Falls Historical Society
PO Box 333
Taylors Falls, MN  55084-0333

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