Explore and inspire as an Interpretive Volunteer with the Steele County Historical Society.

The Steele County Historical Society is seeking interpretive volunteers to act as tour guides, building docents and interpreters for the 2017 tour season in the Village of Yesteryear and the Steele County History Center. 

Tour Guides lead groups of visitors building to building through the Village of Yesteryear and History Center, sharing stories and historical detail about the buildings, artifacts and the people of Steele County. 

Building Docents are stationary in one building, and act as a building host, delivering commentary on the buildings and the exhibits for large group events, such as Extravaganza, SCFF, and Christmas in the Village.

Interpreters communicate historical information using multiple interpretive techniques, including taking on the persona of a Steele County figure, dressing in period costume and demonstration of how things were made or functioned. 

Three training sessions are scheduled: April 3, 10, and 17, all at 1 p.m.. Each session is identical, and will include classroom training and tour.

Qualifications include enjoyment in working with people, enthusiasm about history, ability to speak in front of crowds, willingness to attend trainings, love of learning, at least 16 years of age, and commitment to doing at least one tour twice a month, which on average lasts 2 1/2 hours.

RSVP for one of the three training sessions. For more information please call 507.451.1420 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Steele County Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1949. Its mission is to preserve and share Steele County history today for tomorrow. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Steele County’s past through museum exhibits, research, collections, tours, educational programs and book publishing.