The Dakota County Historical Society is seeking new members for its Board of Trustees for 2022. Interested community members can call the Lawshe Museum at 651-552-7548 to ask questions, or they can complete an Expression of Interest from Board of Directors on the DCHS website. www.dakotahistory.org/volunteer. Interested parties must submit an expression of interest form by Friday, December 17.
The DCHS Board of Directors is made up of volunteers who play a vital role in setting organizational policy and help preserve, interpret and promote the history of Dakota County. Each board member serves a two-year term and can serve a maximum of three consecutive terms. As a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, DCHS helps make Dakota County history available and accessible to everyone.
“This is an exciting time for DCHS as we have established relationships with Dakota County and the communities of South St. Paul, Hastings and Mendota, where our sites are located,” said Matt Carter, Executive Director of DCHS. “In 2022, DCHS is gearing up for ADA upgrades and improvements at the Lawshe Museum with new exhibits slated to open over the next three years. Other partnerships we hope to build on to bring history to life include the Minnesota Historical Society, the Dakota City Heritage Village, and other strategic partners.
Founded in 1939, the Dakota County Historical Society preserves, interprets and promotes the history of Dakota County. DCHS operates three historic sites – Lawshe Memorial Museum at 130 Third Ave. N. in South St. Paul; the historic LeDuc Estate at 1629 Vermillion Street in Hastings; and the Sibley Historic Site at 1357 Sibley Memorial Highway in Mendota – as well as a research library and research website. DCHS memberships range from $ 25 to $ 60 for individuals and households. Corporate memberships are also available, starting at $ 100. Call 651-552-7548 or visit www.dakotahistory.org for more information.