Wah-ba-sha Village on the Mississippi River 650 Miles above St. Louis

Wah-ba-sha Village on the Mississippi River 650 Miles above St. Louis

Wabasha's village c.1845 on lands which were ceded to the United States by the Treaty of Mendota.

Pilots Knob. Mouth of the St. Peters River

Pilots Knob. Mouth of the St. Peters River

Pilot Knob c.1846–1848, where the Treaty of Mendota was signed on August 5, 1851.

Little Crow

Little Crow

Dakota Chief Taoyateduta (Little Crow IV) sketched at Traverse des Sioux, Minnesota Territory in 1851 by artist Frank Blackwell Mayer

Mendota from Fort Snelling

Mendota from Fort Snelling

Oil-on-canvas painting by Seth Eastman depicting a view of Mendota from Fort Snelling, 1848.

Anton Armstrong

Anton Armstrong

St. Olaf alum and current festival director, Anton Armstrong.

Kenneth Jennings

Kenneth Jennings

Kenneth Jennings served as the festival director from 1968-1990.

Olaf Christiansen

Olaf Christiansen

Olaf Christiansen was the festival's director from 1943-1968 and was the son of F. Melius Christiansen.

F. Melius Christiansen

F. Melius Christiansen

F. Melius Christiansen, founder of the festival.

Hoyme Memorial Chapel

Hoyme Memorial Chapel

Hoyme Memorial Chapel was the location of the Christmas Festival for the first ten years.

St. Olaf Christmas Festival Performance

St. Olaf Christmas Festival Performance

St. Olaf Christmas Festival Performance

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