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Walk into Local History: Exploring Old Frontenac

June 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

“Waconia.” “Western Landing.” “Frontenac.”

Different people have used different names for the location that rests on the banks of Lake Pepin, but its beauty and tranquility have attracted people for generations. Native Americans inhabited the land for hundreds of years before the French established a Fort near modern-day Frontenac, and years after the French left, the Garrard Family would shape (and name) Frontenac during the latter half of the 19th century. The Garrard Family, led by Israel Garrard, built stunning homes along Lake Pepin, and guide the town’s development for many years. After Israel’s death in 1901, Frontenac resisted industrialization and modernization, maintaining a strong echo of its 19th century heritage to this day.

Hear the stories of 19th century Frontenac as you explore the exterior of a few of Frontenac’s most famous homes during this engaging and thought-provoking tour.

Two tours available: 10 AM-12 PM | 1-3 PM

Contact the Goodhue County Historical Society (651-388-6024) to purchase your tickets today or via the online store!

$7 for members | $10 for non-members


Register Today for the 10 AM Tour! Register Today for the 1 PM Tour!



June 10, 2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Dustin Heckman
(651) 388-6024


Wakondiota Park
28952 Van Blarcum Ave.
Frontenac, MN 55026 United States
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