The American Legion is a patriotic veterans organization that serves veterans and the community. Conveniently located between the Root River Bike Trail and Highway 16, the American Legion Post 94 in Rushford is open to the public. Every Tuesday is Burger Night & Meat Raffle; Wednesday is Ladies Night; Thursday is Mexican Night; and Friday is All Day $3 Beer. Heggie's Pizza is available all week. The second and fourth Wednesdays every month are Bingo Night and the Sons of the American Legion serves a meal. The American Legion has a large room, with licensed kitchen and seating up to 225, available for wedding receptions, parties, meetings and events of all types. Legion Riders Chapter.
The Bluff Country ATV Club is a family-oriented group promoting safe ATV riding. We meet every 3rd Saturday at Stumpy's Bar & Restaurant at 10:00 a.m. Our members hold DNR sanctioned Youth ATV Safety Trainings each year. In 2023 these trainings are: Saturday, April 29 and Saturday, May 6--both in Rushford. We enjoy our local area trails and exploring other riding experiences around the country. Our members actively support ATVMN. Find us on Facebook.
City Government; Peterson Station Museum: Nearly 100 years after Peterson Station opened to serve Southern Minnesota Railroad customers, it welcomed the public again in 1974—this time as a museum. Today, visitors can explore the area's past through historical memorabilia, photographs, and artifacts, or learn more about their family's history in the area at the genealogy center.
The City of Rushford’s mission is to enhance, promote, and protect the quality of life for all Rushford Citizens and to provide municipal services in a cost-effective, innovative, professional manner for all who live, work, or visit here. City departments include Ambulance, Police, Fire, Library, Airport, Parks & Aquatic Center, Streets & Levee System, Economic Development, Electric, Water, Sewer Utilities.
The City of Rushford Village is nestled in the Root River Valley among bluffs and forest land. 33 miles square, Rushford Village surrounds the two cities of Peterson and Rushford.
Family fun for over 150 years, the Fillmore County Fair continues to promote agriculture and the projects of our 4-H community! The Fillmore County Fair has been a family tradition since 1858, and the Fillmore County Agriculture Society has been hosting since 1865. The Fillmore County Fair is a multi-generational event reflecting the values, culture, history, heritage and dreams of all that call Fillmore County their home.
Discover the Stories of the Place and People You Love
Rural Life Exhibits
Oliver Tractor & Ag Equipment Collection
Bernard Pietenpol Aircraft & Exhibit
Open 9am-3:30pm Tuesday-Saturday. Closed Holidays.
First Presbyterian Church and Trinity Fellowship ELCA worship together in the richness of our histories and traditions. Called together in baptism, nourished at the Table in holy communion, and sent into the world, we trust in God's love for all creation and especially welcome people of diverse sexual orientations, diverse gender identities and expressions, and diverse immigration statuses. You are beloved by God!
The Foundation for Rushford-Peterson Schools exists to ensure R-P students become successful members of society by building relationships to inspire lifelong learning and the development of character. The Foundation places an emphasis on scholarships for graduating seniors and the enrichment of educational and co-curricular activities.
The Good Shepherd Lutheran Services campus offers care for children and older adults. (bullet points) Licensed Childcare for up to 71 children ages 6 weeks to 12 years; Long-term Care Facility with 65 beds offers quality, skilled nursing care services.; Bremmer Suites Assisted Living has 15 individual modern suites; Senior Apartments include 32 HUD-subsidized units for individuals age 62 or over.
Thrift stores in Rushford and Winona support a mission to provide Christian guidance, support and encouragement for women with unplanned pregnancies and for families experiencing brokenness and change. Donations of unwanted or unneeded items are welcome.
Join the Hardwood Country Sportsmen’s Club to access the club’s rifle range, trap-shooting range, and archery range in the scenic Root River valley! Events include an annual steak fry in spring and an exclusive banquet in fall.
A fraternal society with a mission of empowering Catholic men to live their faith at home, in their parish, at work and in their community. This KOC council serves the communities of Houston and Rushford, Minnesota. Their annual Golf Tournament, held the Saturday during Rushford Days in mid-July, raises funds for the Backpack Food Programs at Rushford-Peterson Schools and Houston Schools and the Food Shelves in Rushford and Houston. To contact this council, call Dr. Gary Marcoux at the number above.
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Established in 1866, this nondenominational, public cemetery is located on a bluffside in South Rushford. Charles Sherwood recorded a plat of the Oakwood Cemetery with the Fillmore County Recorder in November 1870. Sherwood continued selling plots in the cemetery, and it is believed two dozen people were buried there after 1870. The cemetery was neglected for several decades. A group of citizens filed Articles of Incorporation for the Oakwood (Sherwood) Cemetery Association with the Minnesota Secretary of State on August 22, 2012 and Fillmore County Recorder on August 23, 2012. Since 2012 a board of directors has continued to revive the use of this cemetery.
Lille By Preschool offers children ages 3-5 years old with age-appropriate experiences that build the foundation for Kindergarten. The program is located in the school building under the direction of Community Education.
Wrap Around Kids Club provides childcare that "wraps around" one of Lille By Preschool's classes. The program is outside of normal preschool hours and at times when preschool is traditionally closed.
Since 1969, the Root River Saddle Club continues to promote family fun and interest in all equine activities. From horse showing to trail riding, clinics to days at the movies, we get together to enjoy horses. Check out our Facebook page if you're interested in joining us.
The Rushford Historical Society preserves our heritage by restoring and displaying the memorable buildings and artifacts that represent the Rushford area's beginning. Surrounding the site of the original Historic Depot are landmark buildings—jailhouse, one-room school house, small chapel replica and a log home being restored with integrity and authenticity of the time it was used. Investigate and learn how our community got its start.
RASA's purpose is to entertain, inform, and educate, in order to further the appreciation of the arts in the Rushford community. RASA strives to present a variety of activities and opportunities for the community to participate in as performers and and as audience. Contact Chair Emily Paulson to learn how you can support and be part of RASA's activities and events!
The Rushford Community Foundation is a trust, a collection of endowed funds, given by individuals, organizations and businesses, to be used for the betterment of this area. Each year the board of directors grants funds to enhance the lives of our citizens in areas like wellness, tourism, recreation, the arts, post-secondary scholarship, and honoring our unique history and heritage.
Rushford Lutheran Church is a place where you can come to learn about God's love for you, where you can grow in faith, and a place where you can share your joys and sorrows in a community of care, compassion and faith. We are a member of Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ.
Thousands of fiction and non-fiction books for all ages, including large print and audio books, magazines, videos/DVDs, and music CDs. Inter-library loans through the regional library system and downloadable books, magazines, movies and more. Computers available for the public. You may even borrow a bicycle through the library's BikeShare Program, in partnership with the Root River Trail Towns.
The Rushford-Peterson Booster Club is a non-profit organization supporting R-P School and the community since 1992. About 90% of funds raised typically go to school activities, and 10% to community support. Donations over the years now total more than$1 million since the organization’s formation. A volunteer board of directors governs the organization and meets monthly. A membership drive and fundraisers are held each year. R-P apparel is sold at Rushford Foods.
SEMBA is a non-profit organization that promotes Bluegrass music throughout southeastern Minnesota. Attend our annual musical festivals, including two at Cushon's Peak Campground near Rushford. Find us on Facebook!
Snowmobile Club responsible for maintaining 79 miles of spectacular bluff country trails! The Southeastern Minnesota Snowmobile Trail Map can be purchased in Rushford at Kwik Trip, The Corner, Stumpy's and the Creamery. All proceeds go for trail maintenance. Find us on Facebook.
Open to the public: Cold beverages, pool & darts, pull tabs, Heggies pizza, hot sandwiches, and snacks.