We have childhood memories of Shakopee and had some time to spare on a visit to Minnesota so we looked up the Scott County Historical Society to see if we could do a little research on some of the things we remembered that are long gone (Stagecoach Wild West Museum!). It took us longer to get there than we had hoped because as always, Minnesota has closed major highways for construction or repairs but when we did roll in with one hour before closing, the woman at the desk was happy to see us and happy to help us with our research. She runs the library and knew right where to look for things (we’d gone in and been instantly lost for how to begin.) After helping another woman who came for the museum portion, she came and helped us find what we were looking for, was friendly, cheerful and while happy to see visitors, didn’t smother us like some docents do in less well-traveled museums. The museum portion is not huge but it is quality and the exhibits are well displayed and signed. I bet the school kids are brought here for a little taste of what it was like in the old days of Shakopee and the county. If you have some time and an interest, it’s worth the I think 4.00 per adult to visit. If you have family ties in the county, the library has a very extensive collection of local names and histories too. Nice little museum, great staff.
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