Local Actors Will Portray Spirits of the Historic Past at Traverse des Sioux

    September 9th, 2021

    Saint Peter, MN – “Shadows at the Crossing: Spirits of Old Traverse des Sioux” will be presented by the Nicollet County Historical Society on Friday, October 1, and Saturday, October 2, 2021, at the Traverse des Sioux interpretive trail adjacent to the Treaty Site History Center.

    Join us for the return of this popular and informative guided after-dark outdoor walking tour! You’ll meet personalities who lived in the Traverse des Sioux area over 160 years ago. Local actors portray their “spirits” by telling dramatic and humorous stories about their lives and experiences. You’ll find these stories fascinating, sometimes tragic, but always inspiring. Guides will lead groups to the “spirits” at stations on the trail.

    *** Registration and advanced ticket purchases are required. ***
    “Shadows at the Crossing: Spirits of Old Traverse des Sioux” is appropriate for individuals ages 8 and older. Tickets are $10 per adult, $5 per child ages 8+, and $20 per household. Group sizes are up to 10 people of your choosing. Enjoy 10% off if you fill your group with 10 people. Nicollet County and Minnesota Historical Societies members receive a 20% discount.

    Reservations can be made for Shadows at the Crossing by contacting (507) 934-2160 or info@nchsmn.org. Tours begin at 6:30 p.m., with the last departing at 8:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 10, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.

    Please note we do not allow walk-ups. Sorry, no refunds if canceled within 48 hours of the event. Per Minnesota Historical Society guidelines, masks are encouraged at all outdoor events. The event takes place rain or shine. Dress accordingly.

    About the Nicollet County Historical Society
    The Nicollet County Historical Society was organized on August 22, 1928. From its home in the Treaty Site History Center, the Nicollet County Historical Society preserves, protects, and interprets the history of Nicollet County and the state of Minnesota. The Treaty Site History Center features a nationally recognized award-winning exhibit on the Traverse des Sioux Treaty of 1851 and its consequences, other local history displays, and a full-service research archive.

    About Traverse des Sioux

    For thousands of years, the Dakota lived and worked at Traverse des Sioux, located on the lower Minnesota River. By the early 19th century, European American fur traders, missionaries, and adventurers were frequent visitors. In 1851, this site witnessed the signing of the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux between the US government and the Dakota. The Nicollet County Historical Society manages this site. The trails are open daily, from dawn until dusk. Trails are not maintained in the winter.