The Dakota County Historical Society will host the first “Mendota After Hours" presentation at the Sibley Historic Site on Friday, April 14 at 6 p.m. The presentation “Minnesota History Through the Lives of Hypolite and Angelique Dupuis" will be presented by Dan Munson. Admission for this event is $20 per person or $15 for members of the Dakota County Historical Society and the Minnesota Historical Society.
The Sibley Historic Site is located at 1357 Sibley Memorial Highway in Mendota, Minnesota. Registration is limited, so contact the Sibley Site at 651-452-1596 to reserve a spot. For more information or to reserve online, visit the Dakota County Historical Society website.
The Dupuis House is located on the Sibley Historic Site and is a handsome and interesting structure to students of early Minnesota architecture. The life stories of its original owners and occupants, Hypolite and Angelique Dupuis, are at least as interesting as the building itself and can be used to teach a great deal of early-Minnesota history. Munson, a Minnesota resident that enjoys technical and financial history, authored the book “Malice Toward None" and has written numerous articles for the Dakota County Historical Society's “Over the Years" publication.