The Dakota County Historical Society will reopen the Lawshe Memorial Museum on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 and remain open during normal operating hours during their quilt show Vote for Quilts, ending on Aug. 6 at 5 p.m. After the quilt show, the site will operate under reduced hours. The LeDuc Historic Estate will open on Thursday, July 9 for tours by appointment only. To schedule your appointment, you can contact the LeDuc Estate by phone at 651-438-8480.
Please note, due to COVID the sites will operate at a reduced capacity for the safety of staff, their families and the public. A face covering will be required to enter all historic sites. Visitors will be asked to wash their hands, or sanitize, upon entering the sites. Additional sanitizing stations have been set up throughout each site. Social distancing guidelines will be in place, asking visitors to remain 6 feet apart and follow directional floor markings to provide safe traffic flow. If you have any questions regarding the safety measures implemented, please call the Lawshe Museum at 651-552-7548.
The Lawshe Museum is located at 130 3rd Avenue N. in South St. Paul and is open July 8–Aug. 6 Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is a suggested $5 donation for admission to the quilt show. After Aug. 6, the museum will close at 5 p.m. on Thursdays. For more information, call 651-552-7548 or visit the Dakota County Historical Society website.
The LeDuc Estate is located at 1629 Vermillion Street in Hastings and is open for tours by appointment only starting Thursday, July 9. Visitors are required to call the site to make a reservation. Tours will be on a first-come, first-served basis and no tour will exceed 10 people. At this time, drop-in tours will not be accepted. For more information, or to reserve a tour, call 651-438-8480 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.