The LeDuc Historic Estate is located along Vermillion Street in the river city of Hastings, MN. William LeDuc played an important role in shaping the city of Hastings, having served in the Civil War and as Commissioner of Agriculture under President Rutherford B. Hayes. The LeDuc Mansion is of the gothic revival architectural style, chosen specifically by Mary LeDuc, William’s wife, from the work of Andrew Jackson Downing. Their children played important roles as well, with the daughters owning the Hastings Needlework Company. William LeDuc had an interest spirituality and séances. Join the Dakota County Historical Society at the LeDuc Estate to hear about these stories, which are even more interesting story when shared from the perspective of paranormal investigators today.