606 South Broad Street, Mankato Minnesota 56001
The R. D. Hubbard House was built in 1871 by the founder of the Hubbard Milling Company. It is a French Second Empire home that has been restored to the 1905 era. This is one of the finest restorations in Minnesota. The house is filled with late 1800s furnishings including Tiffany and Quetzal lights, silk wall coverings, Hand made rugs, hand painted ceilings, and a some original Hubbard Family pieces of furniture.
It is open for group tours throughout the year, and for walk in visitors during summer weekends and some December weekends.
Other History nearby:
(St Peter) E St Julien Cox House
(New Ulm) Harkin General Store
(Mankato) Heritage Center Museum
(Mankato) Historic Hubbard House
(Faribault) Ivan Whitlock Studio
(Mankato) Judge Lorin P. Cray Museum
12/02 Coming to The Mankato area
Minnesota Alpaca Festival Owatonna MN April13-14 The halter show has over 500 alpacas in the most astonishing array of colors. Award winning fleece will be on display throughout the weekend! This is also a shopping extravaganza.
Scott-Carver Thresher's Annual Swap Meet Jordan MN May4-5 Antique car, tractor, farm equipment and machinery for consignment and auction.
Shepherd's Harvest Sheep and Wool Festival Lake Elmo MN May10-12 Shepherd’s Harvest Festival is an opportunity for rural and urban people to meet and share information about sheep and sheep products and other fiber-producing animals.
North Iowa Band Festival Mason City IA May23-27 The event is the largest free marching band competition in the Midwest. The mission of the North Iowa Band Festival is to provide a weekend of wholesome family entertainment at little or no cost to the family; to promote and celebrate the rich musical heritage of North Iowa; and to provide an atmosphere which showcases young musicians who are becoming a part of that heritage. It features Carnival, Concessions, Marketplace, Car Show, Arts and Craft exhibits.
Rhubarb Days Osceola WI June7-8 Enjoy rhubarb at Mill Pond Park in Osceola.
Tater Daze Brooklyn Park MN June13-16 Brooklyn Park Tater Daze is a unique festival where residents pay homage to the humble potato. Early settlers discovered that potatoes flourished in the flat, sandy soil of the area.