Minnesota Historical Society

• MHS executives, legislators and farm  benefactors cheered the groundbreaking for a $10.5 million project by Don Heinzman ECM Publishers Two oxen pulled the plow guided by dignitaries officially breaking the historic ground for a new visitors center Saturday at the 1860s Oliver Kelley Farm in Elk River. Minnesota Historical Society executives, legislators and benefactors cheered […]

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History is springing to life again in Elk River, as the Oliver Kelley Farm opens for the season. The historic farm is located along Highway 10 east of downtown. It opens Saturday, May 3. During opening weekend, visitors can see baby animals, help with the early spring planting in the garden and fields, cook up […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Most students heading back to school this fall will learn in traditional classrooms inside school buildings. But in Elk River, there’s another educational institution of sorts — the Oliver Kelley Farm. This Minnesota Historical Society site anticipates more than 11,000 students will take a field trip to the farm this […]

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