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New Exhibit Highlights the History of the St. Croix Valley

Updated: 03/13/2014 12:52 PM
Created: 03/13/2014 12:32 PM KSTP.com
By: Leslie Dyste

If you've ever been interested in learning more about the history of the St. Croix Valley you'll want to check out the exhibit - Marine on St. Croix 1830s-1930s: 100 Years of Change.

According to Washington County, the exhibit starts with the history of loggers in the St. Croix Valley and the tools they used. It also shows a Swedish immigrant's log cabin and fashions worn by women in the area.

Exhibitgoers will learn the story of the community beginning with the construction of the first lumber mill in the 1830s, up to the point of 1938.

The display includes account books, photos and artifacts.

The grand opening of the exhibit is scheduled for Tuesday, April 1 at the Historic Courthouse in Stillwater, and the public is invited to stop by between 3 and 7 p.m. to check it out. Light refreshments will be served. 

After its grand opening, the exhibit will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

The exhibit is presented by a committee from the Stone House Museum in Marine on St. Croix.

Photo: Washington County
Photo: Washington County

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