Lectures and Workshops

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The Scott County Historical Society is always hosting great events at our museum in Shakopee, and at locations around the county! See the event calendar on our website for upcoming events and programs

We would be excited to bring an outreach speaker to your facility or community group! See the list below for available topics. We would also be happy to work with you if you have an interest that is not currently on our list.


Speaker Topics

  • Mudbaden: History of mud spas in Scott County
  • Surviving the Elements: Wild Weather in Scott County History
  • History of Underwear
  • Boomtowns and Ghosttowns in Scott County
  •  Outlaws of Scott County
  • Prohibition in Scott County
  • Everyday History
  • Minnesota River Valley History
  • Civil War and Scott County: Stories and Sources of a War on Three Fronts
  • The Sound of History: Music and Society in Scott County
  • Where the Rubber Meets the Road and Traffic Jams in the Sky: 1950s Travel
  • Scott County during World War 1

Interested in a walking tour? SCHS gives of New Prague, Belle Plaine, Shakopee and Jordan. These tours can also be given in virtually to a group inside!

Outreach presentations last between 45 minutes and 1 hour. SCHS charges $60.00 plus mileage (.54/mile from 235 Fuller Street South in Shakopee) for each program.

Interested in booking a program? Give us a call at 952-445-0378, or contact our Program Manager, Rose James rjames@scottcountyhistory.org