Kensington Area Heritage Society

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Title

Kensington Area Heritage Society

Subject

Heritage Society and Museum

Description

The Kensington Area Heritage Society includes their museum, which is famous for their Kensington rune stone. This inscribed stone was left in 1362, later was found on a local farm, and was then recognized as their featured monument from then on out. Now the museum features the stone in their exhibit named, “Kensington – a Town & its Stone,” giving a detailed background on its history. The museum also focuses on the cultural and historical heritage of the Kensington area. This includes displays on Swedish furnishings and domestic tools. Outside this museum, there is also Fort Alexandria, which has log buildings, an 1880 country schoolhouse, and a view of the forty-foot Viking ship, the “Snorri.”

Creator

Contact: Mel Conrad

Source

(320) 965-2573
kahs@runestone.net

Publisher

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Date

Hours: By Appointment

Contributor

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Rights

Free Admission

Relation

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Identifier

P.O. Box 54
10 Central Avenue South
Kensington, MN 56343

Coverage

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Citation

Contact: Mel Conrad, “Kensington Area Heritage Society,” Directory of Historical and Cultural Organizations and Museums , accessed April 11, 2021, https://nllndirectory.omeka.net/items/show/25.

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