Five Minnesota State Historical Society sites on the vacation this week:
1: Historic Fort Snelling. 1820's fort, the first outpost in the Minnesota Territory.
2: The Henry Hastings Sibley House. Sibley was the first state governor of MN, as well as the leader of the expedition that removed the Sioux from Minnesota.
3: The Alexander Ramsey House. Ramsey was the first territorial governor of MN and the second state governor.
(We've driven by this several times, and haven't gone in yet. This is the MN state capitol. If we have time today, we'll scoot in there and look up into the dome.)
4: This is the lobby of the Minnesota State Historical Society museum. They've got a great museum upstairs, as well as the state's historical documents reference lilbrary.
6: You get a bonus to the Friday Five this week. This is the James J. Hill house, home to the founder of the Great Northern Railroad. (this house is 36 Thousand Square feet!)