Orchard Concerts return at LeDuc Historic Estate

The Dakota County Historical Society will host their weekly August Concerts in the Orchard at the LeDuc Historic Estate, sponsored by Merchants Bank. The concerts will take place each Sunday during the month of August at 6:30 p.m. in the apple orchards at the LeDuc Estate. The concerts are free of charge, but donations are encouraged and will benefit the Dakota County Historical Society’s operations at the LeDuc Estate. Attendees will want to bring their own chair or blanket to sit on during the event. Nonprofit groups will sell pie during the event and all proceeds from the pie sales will go directly to the organization selling.

The LeDuc Historic Estate is located at 1629 Vermillion Street in Hastings, Minn. For more information you can contact the LeDuc Estate at 651438848, or visit

The first concert will take place on August 7 and feature the band “The Squires.” The band on August 14 will be “New Pearl Buttons.” On August 14, New Pearl Buttons will be live from the LeDuc’s orchard. On August 21, “Darlene and the Boys” will play, followed by the final concert on August 28, featuring “The Double Down Daredevils.”

Founded in 1939, the Dakota County Historical Society preserves, interprets and promotes the history of Dakota County, Minn. DCHS operates three historic sites – Lawshe Memorial Museum at 130 3rd Avenue North in South St. Paul, Minn.; the LeDuc Historic Estate; and the Sibley Historic Site at 1357 Sibley Memorial Highway in Mendota, Minn. – as well as a research library and research website. DCHS memberships range from $25 to $60 for individuals and households. Corporate memberships are also available, starting at $100. Call 6515527548 or visit www.dakotahistory. org for more information.

The Squires playing at the LeDuc’s Concerts in the Orchard in 2019.

August 3, 2022