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About Us

The Octagon House offers guided tours, self-guided admissions, and living history experiences.

The museum complex is situated within beautiful, expansive gardens available to reserve for small private events.

Tickets are available at the door and online. Reservations are highly recommended for large groups, special occasions and are required for private and special events.

The History Alcove portrays the Hudson area from the 1850s to the 1950s with its historic artifact exhibits.

The Shoppe in The Carriage House features unique gifts and keepsakes.

 Summer 2023
The Train Comes to Town

This summer grab your ticket and step into history at the Octagon House.

 Come aboard and  learn about the railroad coming to Hudson, and Northern Pacific Railroad Land Commissioner

John Moffat Hughes. 

Our doors are open! 

Join us May 5 through October 29. 

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.  

Tickets available at the door or online. 

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See the old way in a new way

Hudson Area History Connection, Inc. will maintain the Hudson Octagon House Museum with the mission of bringing history to life in the Hudson Community.  

 

St. Croix County Historical Society, Inc. will maintain a website with the mission of preserving and promoting the history of our countywide communities.  

A brief history
with a vision for the future...

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Author and historian Colin Mustful has published four novels related to the complicated and tragic period of Minnesota history that culminated in the hanging of thirty-eight Dakota men in Mankato on December 26, 1862.

 

In his newest novel, Reclaiming Mni Sota, Mustful takes a new approach to history—an alternate view that asks the question,

“What if Minnesota were Mni Sota Makoce, a Native held and governed land?"

 

In this presentation, Mustful will talk about the value of turning history around while explaining how doing so helps readers see the direct connection between the past and the present. Mustful will discuss his journey to discovering the power of storytelling, the importance of diverse narratives, and the literary diversity initiative he’s launched in order to confront these issues.

Thursday September 28th

4-5pm, Octagon House Museum

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