Children's, Culture, History
Gammelgarden (old, small farm) Museum is located in Scandia, Minnesota - the first Swedish settlement in Minnesota near the St Croix River and 30 minutes north of St Paul. Our 5 historic buildings, fully furnished with period artifacts, tell the story of the wave of Swedish immigration beginning in the 1850's. Our GammelKyrkan (old church) is the oldest Lutheran church still surviving in Minnesota and dates to 1856.
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Nature Centers
The story of the Gibbs Museum begins in 1833 near Batavia, New York. Jane DeBow was taken by a missionary family traveling west to work among the Dakota around Fort Snelling. Jane grew up in Minnesota and became familiar with the Dakota culture.