Exhibits

Permanent Exhibit

Artifacts and stories of the brickmaking heritage in Chaska.

Brickmaking in Chaska

Distinctive yellow Chaska bricks
Photos of the Chaska Brickyards
Model of beehive kiln
Clay hauling bucket
Chaska brick and mold
Brick making ingredients

Past Exhibits

The fight overseas and the support at home.

2019 - Chaska During WWI and WWII

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WW2 Soldiers
War Artifacts
War Uniforms
War Stories
Combat Items
2019 - Chaska During WWI and WWII

A retrospective of these two organizations in Chaska.

2018 - 50 Years of the League of Women Voters and 90 Years of Chaska Cubs Baseball

50 years League of Women Voters and 90 years Chaska Cubs
League of Women Voters Information
League of Women Voters Information
Chaska Cubs Hat Collection
Chaska Cubs Uniforms and Trophies
Chaska Cubs artifacts
2018 - 50 Years of the League of Women Voters and 90 Years of Chaska Cubs Baseball

Celebrating over 150 years of hometown weddings.

2016 - Tying the Knot in Chaska

Wedding dress
Wedding cake
Wedding dress
Legal wedding documents
Vintage wedding dress
Vintage wedding dress
2016 - Tying the Knot in Chaska

Retrospective of 35 years preserving history.

2015 - Looking through our Scrapbooks, The Chaska Historical Society Celebrates 35 Years

Various Scrapbooks
Vintage Toys
Bugle Corps Uniforms
League of Women Voters artifacts
Religious Robes
Native American attire
2015 - Looking through our Scrapbooks, The Chaska Historical Society Celebrates 35 Years

Old toys curated from Chaska. Revisit classic toys enjoyed as a child. This exhibit brings out the kid in all of us.

2014 - Vintage Toys

Vintage toys
Vintage board games
Teddy bear
Toy firetrucks
Toy airplane
Doll buggies
2014 - Vintage Toys

Vintage Chaska uniforms featuring band and sport team attire.

2010 - Uniforms on Parade

Parade Uniform Uncle Sam
Various Uniforms
Band Uniform
Chaska Cubs Baseball Team in Uniform
Army Uniforms
Drum and Bugle Uniforms
2010 - Uniforms on Parade

Church histories and artifacts.

2008 - Two Faiths, 150 Years: the Moravian and Catholic Churches in Chaska

Statue of Jesus
Framed Documents
Clergy Robes
Religious Tapastry
Religious artifacts
Frames photos

Features the first populations in our river town.

2007 - Immigrant/Native American Exhibit

Native American artifacts
Native American attire
Native American attire
Native American artifacts
Native American artifacts
Native American artifacts

Band uniforms over the years.

Uniforms on Display - 2007

Bugle Corps uniform
American Legion artifacts
Band uniforms
Band uniform and bugle
Convention artifacts

Sugar processing in Chaska.

2005 - Sugar Factory

Sugar factory artifacts
Photos
Juice samples from sugar processing
Sugar factory artifacts
Sugar sack story
Scale from sugar factory

Our Exhibits

Listing of Past Exhibits(pdf)

Creating exhibits showcases our collection and significant events in Chaska history!  Volunteers are essential in developing the content and locating items for our exhibits.

 

Ideas for exhibits are welcome: send us a message.

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Upcoming 2020 exhibit:

Why Chaska?

This exhibit will integrate the many reasons that individuals moved to Chaska over time.  Why did the Dakota come here?  What was tantalizing for the immigrants who came here in the 1800s-early 1900s?  What were the people who were part of the Jonathan movement looking for in settling here?  What was desirable for the Latino population?  The Somalis?  And how about today?

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