Wesley Stone showed off a beaver hat like one that could have been worn by Henry Sibley during a tour of the Sibley Historic Site's Cold Store, where fur trappers traded their furs for dry goods.

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Family spotlights: Life in the 1800s; Pierre Bottineau open house

  • Article by: MELISSA WALKER
  • Star Tribune
  • August 25, 2012 - 4:33 PM

Life in the 1800s

Experience what life was like from birth to death in the 1800s. Learn how settlers performed everyday tasks without modern conveniences such as gas stoves and dishwashers. Visit the Sibley House and Historic Fort Snelling for a peek into the lives of people in the early 19th century through theatrical performances and tours. (Shuttles between venues provided, Historic Fort Snelling, 200 Tower Av., St. Paul. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; noon-5 p.m. next Sun. $6-$15. Sibley Historic Site, 1357 Sibley Memorial Hwy., Mendota. 651-452-1596.

Pierre Bottineau Open House

Tour the restored house built in 1854, before Minnesota was a state. Examine exhibit plans that highlight the life and times of Bottineau, an entrepreneur and trader. (1 p.m. Sat. Free. Pierre Bottineau House, 12400 James Deane Pkwy., Maple Grove. 763-559-6700.


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