Soft opening of Mammoth Exhibit at JC Museum


December 1, 2022

Saturday, the Jewell County Museum held an open house in conjunction with Small Business Saturday and the official opening of the Christmas season in downtown Mankato. One of the dominant features near the front of the museum are bones of a giant mastodon which once roamed Jewell County.

As part of the Christmas in Mankato festivities on Saturday, the Jewell County Historical Museum hosted a soft opening of the nearly-completed Columbian Mammoth exhibit with more than 95 people in attendance. Drawing winners were Madi Engel - T-shirt, Kyra Lampe - mammoth stuffed animal, Letti Kohn - book, and Lovaeh Meyer - T-Shirt.

The museum has been undergoing renovations since April, and this was the first time the general public were allowed a sneak peak of the progress.

Some of the new features include a model Columbian Mammoth skeleton imported from China, a chainsaw carving of...

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