Living History Fair 

Living history is an important part of the programming here at the History Center of Olmsted County. Living history makes history more engaging, so to bring history to life for the public each summer we hold the Living History Fair - a weekend of interactive events from the 1800's. Advance tickets can be purchased at Eventbee.

Living History Fair is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, July  20 - 21, 2019





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  • Living history demonstrations outside
  • Fiber arts and crafts demonstrations inside the museum
  • Period vendors
  • Civil War encampments & battle reenactments
  • Civil War medical demonstrations
  • 1860s era school activities
  • Vintage base ball games
  • Concessions stand!





If you are interested in volunteering for the Living History Fair please email our Educational Programs director Aaron at You can also find a volunteer application here.




Additional Information

Reenactors and demonstrators are welcome to contact us to attend. Please email or call 507-282-9447. Contact and registration forms are below. Please be sure to follow our Living History Fair regulations.

Demonstrator & Vendor Contract

Reenactors Register Here



Living History Fair Sponsors






Get Involved!

The Living History Fair is happily accepting volunteers!

 Volunteer Your Time