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Annual Meeting Report

We hope you were able to attend the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Faribault County Historical Society on Sunday, November 8th at 2pm in the afternoon.  Nearly 50 people were in attendance and enjoyed the presentation by Leon Hixon, Blue Earth, who who shared a a bit about the circuit riders who brought religion to the early inhabitants of southern Minnesota and Faribault County.  His information zeroed in on the Methodist preachers that rode by horseback to share the gospel before churches were established.  We were pleased to see some of the residents of St. Luke's joining us for the meeting, and the refreshments that followed.  The FCHS board members and spouses were recognized and thanked for the many many volunteer hours they give willingly to preserve the history of Faribault County for everyone to enjoy.

Please plan to attend the next annual meeting always held in the month of November.

Read on to see what went on at last years' meeting!  —  —

The Annual Meeting of the Faribault County Historical Society was held in the Chapel at St. Luke's Care Center on Sunday, November 9th, 2014 at 2pm.  Approximately 35 people were in attendance.  President Mary Schimek opened the meeting, welcomed all the guests, then made introduction of the current Board Members.  The Secretary and Treasurers' reports were made.  All volunteers who faithfully assist wherever needed were given a special Thank You.  A program followed.

Board member A. B. Russ, who has been very helpful in developing the Society's military display at the Etta C. Ross Library Museum, was the featured speaker for the meeting.  He spoke on the Civil War and demonstrated the use of weapons used by our soldiers.  It was a most difficult time for men fighting on both sides and writings from the dreaded prison camps reminded the listeners again that "Freedom Is Not Free".  We must never forget the brave men from Faribault County and throughout the nation who served in both the Civil War and the Indian War between the years 1861 - 1866.  Their dedication helped to make this a great country in which to live.

Refreshments were served as all our guests were able to visit and share their own experiences.  Thank you to each and every one who came to the meeting.  The public is always welcome and encouraged to attend the Annual Meeting.