Living History Fair 


                 2020 Living History Fair Update

After much discussion and consideration the History Center decided to cancel the 2020 Living History Fair due to safety concerns and the overall uncertainty created by the Covid-19 pandemic.

                  PLEASE SAVE THE DATE for Living History Fair Saturday, July 17 and Sunday, July 18, 2021



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.     







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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 2020

Reenactors Register Here



Living History Fair Sponsors






Get Involved!

The Living History Fair is happily accepting volunteers!

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