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Background

Demographics

Minnesota Swedish Links

Societies

Minnesota Historical Society

Minnesota Historical Society
345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906
Telephone: 651-259-3000
Website: http://www.mnhs.org/index.htm  

Swedish Genealogical Society of Minnesota

Swedish Genealogical Society of Minnesota
1185 Concord St. N. Suite 218
South St. Paul, MN 55075-1187
Telephone: 651-455-9057
Website: http://www.mngs.org

Västergötland Society in Minnesota

Chairman: Genevieve Dalberg
8605 Baltimore St n. e.
Blaine, Minnesota 55434
Phone 612-784-2445

Societies by County

Aitkin (Aiken) County

Aitkin County Historical Society
20 Pacific St. SW
P.O. Box 215
Aitkin, MN
Telephone: 218-927-3348
Website: http://www.aitkin.com/achs/  

Anoka County

Anoka County Historical Society
2135 3rd Ave.
Anoka, MN 55303-2258
Telephone: 763-421-0600
Email: achs@ac-hs.org
Website: http://www.ac-hs.org/  

Fridley Historical Society
611 Mississippi St NE
Fridley MN 55432-4423

Anoka County Genealogical Society
2135 3rd Ave N, Anoka MN 55303
Website: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~relativememory/  

Becker County

Becker County Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 622, Detroit Lakes MN 56502-0622
Location: 714 Summit Ave.
Detroit Lakes, MN
Telephone: 218-847-2938
Email: mail@beckercountyhistory.org
Website: http://www.beckercountyhistory.org/  

Heart-o-Lakes Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 622
Detroit Lakes, MN 56502-0622
Website: http://www.geocities.com/heartolakes/index.html  

Beltrami County

Beltrami County Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 683, Bemidji MN 56619-0683
Location: 130 Minnesota Ave. Bemidji, MN
Telephone: 218-444-3376
Fax: 218-444-3377
Website: http://www.beltramihistory.org  

Benton County

Benton County Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 426, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379-0426
Location: 218 1st Street North, Sauk Rapids, MN
Telephone: 320-253-9614
Email: bchsmus@charterinternet.com
Website: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnbchsm/  

Big Stone County

Big Stone County Historical Society
Route 2, Box 31
Ortonville, MN 56278
Mail: 985 US Highway 12, Ortonville MN 56278
Museum: Junction of Highways 12, 75, and 7, Ortonville
Phone: 320 839-3359
Email: malum@info-link.net
Website: http://greatriversnetwork.org/mhs/  

Blue Earth County

Blue Earth County Historical Society
415 Cherry Street
Mankato, MN 56001
Telephone: 507-345-5566
Email: bechs@hickorytech.net
Website: http://www.bechshistory.com/  

Breckenridge County

Renamed Clay County -- see Clay County

Brown County

Brown County Historical Society
2 N Broadway St
New Um, MN 56073
Telephone: 507-354-2016

Comfrey Area Historical Society
PO Box 218, Comfrey MN 56019-0218
Contact: Gary Richter 507 877-3523

Buchanan County

Consolidated with Pine County -- See Pine County

Carlton County

Carlton County Historical Society
406 Cloquet Avenue
Cloquet, MN 55720
Telephone 218-879-1938
Email: cchs@cpinternet.com
Website: http://www.carltoncountyhistory.org   

Moose Lake Area Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 235, Moose Lake MN 55767-0235
Location: 900 Folz Blvd, Moose Lake
Phone: 218 485-4234
Website: www.mooselakeareahistory.com  

Carlton County Genealogical Society
406 Cloquet Ave, Cloquet MN 55720-1750

Carver County

Carver County Historical Society
555 West First Street
Waconia, MN 55387
Telephone: 952-442-4234
Fax: 952-442-2435
Email: historical@co.carver.mn.us
Website: http://www.carvercountyhistoricalsociety.org/  

Chaska Historical Society
Chaska History Center
112 West 4th Street, Chaska MN 55318
Phone: 952 448-6077
Fax: 952 448-4261
Email: historical@chaskahistory.org
Website: www.chaskahistory.org  

Watertown Area Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 836, Watertown MN 55388-0836
Location: 309 Lewis Ave S., Watertown

Cass County

Cass County Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 505, Walker MN 56484-0505
Location: 201 Minnesota Avenue W.
Telephone: 218-547-7251
Website: http://www.co.cass.mn.us/museum.html  

Chippewa County

Chippewa County Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 303, Montevideo MN 56265-0303
Location: 151 Pioneer Drive (Jct. 7 and 59), Montevideo MN
Phone: 320 269-7636
Email: cchs@maxminn.com

Chisago County

Chisago County Historical Society
13100 Third Ave. No., Lindström, MN 55045-0146
P.O. Box 146
Lindström, MN 55045-0146
Telephone:651-257-5310
Email:chisagohistory@frontiernet.net
Website: http://www.chisagocountyhistory.org/  

Clay County

Clay County Historical Society
202 1st Avenue North, Moorhead, MN
P.O. Box 501
Moorhead, MN 56561-0501
Telephone: 218-299-5520
Email: mark.peihl@ci.moorhead.mn.us
Website:  www.info.co.clay.mn.us/history/  

Red River Valley Genealogical Society
PO Box 9284, Fargo ND 58106
Library Location: 112 N University Drive Suite L116, Fargo, ND
Phone: (701) 239-4129
Website: www.redrivergenealogy.com/index.htm

Clearwater County

Clearwater County Historical Society
P.O. Box 241
Bagley, MN 56621
Telephone: 218-785-2000
E-mail: cchshist@gvtel.com
website: http://www.mnhistoricnw.org/clearwaterchs.htm  

Cook County

Cook County Historical Society and Museum
PO Box 1293
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Telephone:(218)387-2883
EMAIL: history@boreal.org
Website: http://www.co.cook.mn.us/index.php/visiting/community-information/cook-county-historical-society  

Johnson Heritage Post
PO Box 35, Grand Marais MN 55604-0035
Phone: 218 387-2314 or 218 388-0575

North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum and Tofte Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 2312, Tofte MN 55615-2312
Location: Highway 61 and County Rd 2, Tofte MN
Phone: 218 663-7804
Email: nscfm@boreal.org
Website: www.commercialfishingmuseum.org  

Schroeder Area Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 337, Schroeder MN 55613-0337
Location: 7932 West Highway 61, Schroeder MN
Phone: 218 663-7706
Email: crheritage@boreal.org

Cottonwood County

Cottonwood County Historical Society
812 4th Ave.
Windom, MN 56101
Telephone:(507)831-1134
Fax:(507)831-2665
Email: cchs@windomnet.com
Website: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mncotton/cchs.htm  

Crow Wing County

Crow Wing County Historical Society
320 Laurel St
P.O. Box 722
Brainerd MN, 56401
Telephone:(218)829-3268
Fax:(218)828-4434
Email: history@co.crow-wing.mn.us
Website: http://www.crowwinghistory.org  or www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mncwcghs/hs/  

Crosslake Area Historical Society
PO Box 134, Crosslake MN 56442-0134
Phone: 218 692-4836
Website: www.crosslakehistoricalsociety.org  

Cuyuna Heritage Preservation Society
Mail: PO Box 68, Ironton MN 56455-0068
Location: Lower Level, Unity Bank Building, Crosby MN
Phone: 218 545-1166
mail: cchps@emily.net
Website: www.cuyunaheritage.org  

Crow Wing County Genealogical Society
2103 Graydon Ave, Brainerd MN 56401-4516
Phone: 218 829-9738
Email: lkirk@brainerd.net
Website: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mncwcghs/  

Dakota County

Dakota County Historical Society
Chad Roberts, Executive Director
Lawshe Memorial Museum and Research Library
130 3rd Avenue N.
South St. Paul, MN 55075
Telephone:651-552-7548
Fax: 651-552-7265
Email: dakotahistory@co.dakota.mn.us
Website: http://www.dakotahistory.org/  

Dakota County Genealogical Society
130 3rd Ave N, South St Paul MN 55075-2002
Email: VAlbu@comcast.net
Website: www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/9284/  

Dakota City Heritage Village, Inc.
Mail: PO Box 73, Farmington MN 55024-0073
Location: 4008 220th St W, Farmington MN
Phone: 651 460-8050
Email: dakotac@frontiernet.net
Website: www.dakotacity.org/  

Farmington Area Historical Society
2890 Pilot Knob Rd, Eagan MN 55121-1146
Phone: 651 454-4056
Website: http://www.dakotahistory.org/county/farmington.asp 

Lakeville Area Historical Society
Mail: 20195 Holyoke Ave, Lakeville MN 55044-8339
Location: Corner of 210th St. & Holt Ave.
Phone: 952 985-2700 or 952 985-4406
Website: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnlahs/  

Rosemount Area Historical Society
Mail: 15335 Danbury Ave W, Rosemount MN 55068-1596
Phone: 651 423-4603
Website: www.geocities.com/rahsmn/rahsmn-hp-index.html  

Dakotah County

Created in 1849 from unorganized lands and was an original county in the Minnesota Territory. Its area was reduced as other counties were formed from it. In 1853 it was organized as Dakota County.

Davis County

Established in 1855 from Cass, Nicolet, Pierce, and Sibley counties. It was attached to Stearns County in 1855 for judicial purposes. In 1862 it was abolished and area became part of Chippewa and Lac Qui Parle counties.

Dodge County

Dodge County Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 456, Mantorville MN 55955-0456
Location: 615 Main, Mantorville, MN 55955
Telephone: (507) 635-5508
Email: dchs@kmtel.com
Website: http://dodgecountyhistorical.org/  

West Concord Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 58, West Concord MN 55985-0058
Location: 600 West 1st St, West Concord MN
Phone: 507 527-2628
Email: wchs@cpinternet.com

Dodge County Genealogical Society
PO Box 456, Mantorville MN 55955-0456
Location: Dodge County Historical Society Museum.

Doty County

Established in 1855 from Itasca County, its name was changed to Newton County in the same year. This county was ignored by the territorial legislature and treated as if still Itasca County. It was abolished in 1856 and area later became part of St. Louis County.

Douglas County

Douglas County Historical Society
1219 Nokomis Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
Phone: 320-762-0382
Email: historic@rea-alp.com or historic@dchsmn.org
Website: www.dchsmn.org  

Evansville Historical Foundation
Mail: PO Box 337, Evansville MN 56326-0337
Location: 304 Gran St South, Evansville MN
Phone: 218 948-2010
Email: ehf@gctel.com
Website: www.evansvillemn.net  

Osakis Area Heritage Center
Mail: PO Box 327, Osakis MN 56360-0327
Location: 11 E. Main St., Osakis MN
Phone: 320 859-3777
Email: osakis@midwestinfo.com
Website: www.lakeosakismn.com  

Faribault County

Be careful when researching southern Minnesota. The city of Faribault is in Rice County (not Faribault County)and the city of Blue Earth is in Faribault County (not Blue Earth County).

Faribault County Historical Society
405 E. Sixth Street
Blue Earth, MN 56013-2020
Telephone: 507/526-5421
Website: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnfariba/

Bricelyn's Historical Society
http://www.co.faribault.mn.us/Bricelyn/society.htm

Elmore Area Historical Society
108 South Henry St, Elmore MN 56027
Phone: 507 943-3855
Email: elmuseum@bevcomm.net

Minnesota Lake Area Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 225, Minnesota Lake MN 56068-0225
Location: Kremer House Library and Museum, 317 Main, Minnesota Lake MN
Phone: 507 462-3420
Email: mlfamily@bevcomm.net

Winnebago Area Museum
Mail: PO Box 218, Winnebago MN 56098-0218
Location: 18 1st St NE, Winnebago MN
Phone: 507 893-4660
Email: wmuseum@bevcomm.net
Website: www.winnebago.govoffice.com/ 

Fillmore County

Fillmore County History Center and Genealogy Library
202 Cty Rd 8 and Hwy 52
Fountain MN 55935
Telephone: 507-268-4449
Email: fillmorehistory@earthlink.net or FCHC@mleaf.net
Website: http://fillmorecountyhistory.wordpress.com/ and www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnfillmo/society.htm  

1877 Peterson Station Museum
Mail: PO Box 233, Peterson MN 55962-0233
Museum: 228 Mill St, Peterson MN
Phone: 507 895-2551
Email: johdar@acegroup.cc

Preston Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 138, Preston MN 55965
Location: Corner of Main and St. Anthony Streets, S.E., Preston, MN

Rushford Area Historical Society
Mail: 403 East North St., Rushford, MN 55971
Depot Museum: 401 S. Elm St, Rushford MN
Phone: 507 864-7223

Spring Valley Community Historical Society
220 W Courtland St, Spring Valley MN 55975-1232
Phone: 507 346-7659

Freeborn County

Freeborn County Historical Society
1031 Bridge Street
Albert Lea, MN 56007-2205
Telephone 507-373-8003
Email: fchm@smig.net
Website: http://www.smig.net/fchm/  

Hollandale Area Historical Society
PO Box 184, Hollandale MN 56045-0184
Phone: 507 889-4491

Freeborn County Genealogical Society
1033 Bridge Ave
Albert Lea MN 56007-2205
Phone: 507 373-9269
Email: jmjohns@smig.net
Website: www.fcgs.org  

Goodhue County

Goodhue County Historical Society
1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, Minnesota 55066
Telephone: (651) 388-6024
Fax (651) 388-3577
E-mail: goodhuecountyhis@qwestoffice.net
Website: http://www.goodhuehistory.mus.mn.us/  

Cannon Falls Area Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 111, Cannon Falls MN 55009-0111
Location: 206 West Mill St, Cannon Falls MN
Phone: 507 263-4080
Email: cfmuseum@citlink.net

Goodhue Area Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 141, Goodhue MN 55027-0141
Location: 105 E. 4th Ave., Goodhue MN
Email: gahs@sleepyeyetel.net

Wanamingo Historical Society
572 Second Ave., Wanamingo MN 55983
Phone: 507 824-2627

Grant County

Grant County Museum and Historical Society
115 2nd St NE
Elbow Lake, MN 56531
Mail: PO Box 1002, Elbow Lake MN 56531-1002
Telephone: 218-685-4864
Email: gcmnhist@runestone.net
Website: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mngrant/hist.htm  

Hennepin County

Hennepin County Historical Society
2303 3rd Ave S
Minneapolis MN 55404-3505
Telephone: 612 870-1329
Email: museum.info@hennepinhistory.org
Website: www.hennepinhistory.org

Brooklyn Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 29345
Brooklyn Center MN 55429-0345
Location: 5637 Brooklyn Boulevard
Brooklyn Center, MN
Telephone: 952 536-0842
Email: brooklynhistorical@yahoo.com
Website: www.thebrooklyns.com  

Champlin Historical Society
11955 Champlin Drive
Champlin MN 55316
Email: Julia@debraston.com
Website: www.champlinhs.org  

Eden Prairie Historical Society
Eden Prairie City Center
8080 Mitchell Road
Eden Prairie MN 55344
Telephone: 952 934-0961
Email: mariewittenberg@aol.com
Website: www.edenprairie.org  

Golden Valley Historical Society
Mail: 7800 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley MN 55427-4508
Location: 6731 Golden Valley Road
Golden Valley MN
Telephone: 763 588-8578
Website: www.pressenter.com/~gvhs/  

Hopkins Historical Society
Mail: 1010 1st St S
Hopkins MN 55343-9475
Location: Hopkins Activity Center
33 14th Ave North
Hopkins MN
Telephone: 952 548-6480
Website: www.hopkinsmnhistoricalsociety.org

Plymouth Historical Society
Mail: 3400 Plymouth Blvd
Plymouth MN 55447-1448
Museum: Old Town Hall
3605 Fernbrook Lane
Plymouth MN
Telephoe: 763 559-9201

Richfield Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 23304
Richfield MN 55423-0304
Bartholomew House
6901 Lyndale Ave S.
Richfield MN
Telephone: 612 798-6140
Email: staff@richfieldhistory.org
Website: www.richfieldhistory.org/

St. Louis Park Historical Society
Mail: 3700 Monterey Drive
St Louis Park MN 55416-4902
Locations: Historic Depot at Jovig Park
6210 West 37th St
St. Louis Park MN
Telephone: 952 924-2538

Wayzata Historical Society at the Depot
402 Lake St E
Wayzata MN 55391-1651
Phone: 952 473-3631
Website: www.wayzatahistoricalsociety.org  

Westonka Historical Society
2325 Commerce Blvd.
Mound, MN 55364
Telephone: 952 472-4893
Email: sscathers@frontiernet.net
Website: http://westonkahistoricalsociety.org/

Immigration History Research Center (IHRC)
University of Minnesota
Elmer L. Andersen Library Suite 311
222 21st Ave S
Minneapolis MN 55455-0439
Phone: 612 625-4800
Website: www.ihrc.umn.edu  

Houston County

Houston County Historical Society
Mail: 104 History Ln, Caledonia MN 55921-1746
Museum Located Adjacent to County Fair Grounds
Phone: 507 725-3884
Website: www.lacrosselibrary.org/guide/houston_hs.html  

Hubbard County

Hubbard County Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 327, Park Rapids MN 56470-0327
Museum: Old County Courthouse, 301 Court Ave, Park Rapids MN
Phone: 218 732-5237
Website: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnhchs/  

Hubbard County Genealogical Society
Mail: PO Box 361, Park Rapids MN 56470-0361
Location: Old County Courthouse, 301 Court Ave, Park Rapids MN
Website: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnhgs/  

Isanti County

Isanti County Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 525, Cambridge MN 55008-0525
Location: 33525 Flanders Street NE, Cambridge, MN
Phone: 763 689-4229
Fax: 763 552-0740
Email: ichs@nsatel.net
Website: http://www.ichs.ws

Isanti County Minnesota Genealogy Society
Website: www.icmgs.org  

Itasca County

Itasca County Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 664, Grand Rapids MN 55744-0664
Location: Itasca Heritage Center, 10 5th St NW, Grand Rapids MN
Phone: 218 326-6431
Email: ichs@paulbunyan.net
Website: www.itascahistorical.com  

Itasca Genealogy Club
Box 261 Bovey, MN 55709-0261
Website: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnitasca/moreinfo.html  

Jackson County

Jackson County Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 238, Lakefield MN 56150-0238
Museum: 307 North Highway 86, Lakefield MN
Phone: 507 662-5505
Email: jchs@frontiernet.net

Johnson County

Kanabec County

Kanabec History Center
Mail: PO Box 113, Mora MN 55051-0113
Museum: West Forest Ave, Mora MN
Phone: 320 679-1665
Email: kanabechistory@ncis.com
Website: www.kanabechistory.org  

Kandiyohi County

Kandiyohi County Historical Society
610 Highway 71 NE, Willmar MN 56201-2650
Phone: 320 235-1881
Email: kandhist@wecnet.com
Website: www.kandimuseum.com  

Atwater Area Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 258, Atwater MN 56209
Museum: 108 3rd St N., Atwater MN

Heritage Searchers of Kandiyohi County
Mail: PO Box 175, Willmar MN 56201-0175
Location: Genealogical Research Library within Willmar Public Library
410 SW 5th St, Willmar
Note: Research requests by mail welcome; Reasonable rates.

Kittson County

Kittson County Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 100, Lake Bronson MN 56734-0100
Location: 332 East Main St, Lake Bronson MN
Phone: 218 754-4100
Email: history@wiktel.com

Red River Valley Genealogical Society
PO Box 9284,Fargo ND 58106
Library Location: 112 N University Drive Suite L116, Fargo, ND
Phone: (701) 239-4129
Website: www.redrivergenealogy.com  

Koochiching County

Koochiching County Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 1147, International Falls MN 56649-1147
Location: 214 6th Ave, International Falls MN
Phone: 218 283-4316

Lac Que Parle County

Lac Qui Parle County Historical Society
250 South 8th Ave, Madison MN 56256
Phone: 320 598-7678

Lake County

Lake County Historical Society
Depot Museum the Edna G. Tugboat, Two Harbors Lighthouse, & 3M Museum
Mail: PO Box 128, Two Harbors MN 55616-0128
Location: 520 South Ave, Two Harbors MN
Phone: 218 834-4898
Email: Lakehist@lakenet.com
Website: www.lakecountyhistoricalsociety.org  

Bay Area Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 33, Silver Bay MN 55614-0033
Location: 80 Outer Drive, Silver Bay MN
Phone: 218 226-4534

Historical Committee of the Isabella Community Council
Mail: PO Box 500, Isabella MN 55607
Location: 9521 Lankinen Rd, Isabella MN
Phone: 218 323-7644

Finland Minnesota Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 583, Finland MN 55603-0583
Location: 5653 County Road 6, Finland MN
Phone: 218 353-7380

Lake of the Woods County

Lake Of The Woods County Historical Society
Mail: 206 8th Avenue SE, Suite 150, Baudette MN 56623
Museum: 119 8th Ave SE, Baudette MN
Phone: 218-634-1200
Email: lowhsociety@wiktel.com
Website: www.lakeofthewoodsmn.com/museum.asp  

LeSueur County

Le Sueur County Historical Society
Museum and Genealogy Center
Mail: PO Box 357, Elysian MN 56028
Location: 301 Second St. NE, Elysian MN
Phone: 507 267-4620
Email: info@lesueurcountyhistory.org
Website: http://lesueurcountyhistory.org/  

Ottawa Church Historical Society
A chapter of the Le Sueur County Historical Society
Mail: 38978 Kinsey Ln, Le Sueur MN 56058-4333
Location: 39024 Whittier Street in Ottawa
Phone: 507 665-2501
Email: julieb@lesueurchamber.org
Website: www.lesueurchamber.org  

Lincoln County

Lincoln County Historical Society
Mail: 406 Brooks St, Hendricks MN 56136
Museum: 610 West Elm, Hendricks MN
Phone: 507 275-3537


Lake Benton Area Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 267, Lake Benton MN 56149-0267
Location: 108 South Center Street, Lake Benton MN
Phone: 507 368-4480
Email: lbenton@itctel.com
Website: www.itctel.com/lbenton/  

Lyon County

Lyon County Historical Society
114 N 3rd St, Marshall MN 56258-1325
Phone: 507 537-6580
Website: www.marshall-mn.org  

Wheels Across the Prairie Museum
Mail: PO Box 1132, Tracy MN 56175-0132
Location: 3297 Highway #14, Tracy, MN
Phone: 507 629-3661

St. Mark's Episcopal Church/Museum
Corner of Center & North St., Tracy MN
Phone: 507 629-4374

Prairieland Genealogical Society
History Center
Room 141-Social Science Building Southwest State University
Marshall, MN 56258
Email: only.pgs.info@yahoo.com

Mahkahto County

Mahnomen County

Mahnomen County Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 123, Mahnomen MN 56557-0123
Museum: Located in Courthouse
Phone: 218 935-5490
Email: jkramer@hotmail.com

Mankahta County

Manomin County

Marshall County

Marshall County Historical Society
Historical Visitor Center
Mail: PO Box 103, Warren MN 56762-0103
Location: Fairgrounds, 808 East Johnson Ave, Warren MN
Phone: 218 745-4803

Argyle Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 338, Argyle MN 56713
Phone: 218 437-6640

Red River Valley Genealogical Society
PO Box 9284
Fargo ND 58106
Library Location: 112 N University Drive Suite L116, Fargo, ND
Phone: (701) 239-4129
Website: www.redrivergenealogy.com/index.htm  

Martin County

Martin County Historical Society
304 E Blue Earth Ave, Fairmont MN 56031-2865
Phone: 507 235-5178
Email: mch@frontiernet.net
Website: www.co.martin.mn.us/mchs/  

Martin County Genealogical Society
304 E Blue Earth Ave, Fairmont MN 56031-2865
Phone: 507 235-5178
Email: mcgs@frontier.com
Website: www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/4091/  

Sherburn Area Historical Society
Mail: 333 Fox Lake Ave Apt 6
Sherburn MN 56171-9651
Phone: 507 764-2766
Email: gogranny@frontiernet.net

Truman Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 353, Truman MN 56088-0353
Location: 109 West Ciro St, Truman MN
Email: mapaturtle@webtv.net
Phone: 507 776-7889

McLeod County

McLeod County Historical Society
380 School Road NW, Hutchinson, MN 55350
Phone: 320 587-2109
Email: asa@hutchtel.net
Website: www.mcleodhistory.org  

McLeod County Genealogical Society
c/o McLeod County Historical Society
380 School RD NW, Hutchinson MN 55350-1430
Phone: 320 587-2109

Meeker County

Meeker County Historical Society
308 N Marshall Ave, Litchfield MN 55355-2112
Phone: 320 693-9811
Email: mchsgar@hutchtel.net
Website: www.garminnesota.org  

Dassel Area Historical Society
Mail: Box 0, Dassel, MN
Location: 901 1st St. N, Dassel, MN
Email: dahs@dassel.com
Phone: 320 275-3077


Midway County

Mille Lacs County

Mille Lacs County Historical Society & Depot Museum
Depot Museum, 101 10th Ave S, Princeton MN 55371-1527
Phone: 763 389-1296
Email: mlchs@nsatel.net
Website: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnmlchs/  

Milaca Area Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 144, Milaca MN 56353
Location: Milaca Community Library, 145 Central Ave S, Milaca MN
Phone: 320 982-1212
Email: mahs@frontiernet.net

Monongalia County

Morrison County

Morrison County Genealogy Sociey
Mail: PO Box 385, Little Falls, MN 56345
Email: morrisoncountygenealogysociety@yahoo.com
Phone: 320-632-9181

Morrison County Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 239, Little Falls MN 56345
Location: 2151 South Lindbergh Dr, Little Falls MN
Phone: 320-632-4007
Email: mchs@littlefalls.net
Website: www.morrisoncountyhistory.org  

Military Historical Society of Minnesota
The Minnesota Military Museum
Camp Ripley
15000 Highway 115, Little Falls MN 56345-4173
Email: mnmuseum@brainerd.net
Website: www.dma.state.mn.us/cpripley/SpecFeatures/muse1.htm  

Mower County

Mower County Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 804, Austin MN 55912-0804
Museum: 1303 SW 6th Ave., Austin MN
Phone: 507 437-6082
Email: mchs@smig.net
Website: http://www2.smig.net/mchistory/index.html   

Mower County Genealogical Society
Mail: PO Box 145, Austin MN 55912-0145
Library at Historical Center
Phone: 507 437-6082

Murray County

Murray County Historical Society and Museum
Mail: PO Box 61, Slayton MN 56172-0061
Location: 2480 29th St, Slayton MN
Phone: 507 836-6533
Email: museum@co.murray.mn.us
Website: www.murray-countymn.com  

Fulda Heritage Society
Mail: 10603 Town Ave, Dundee MN 56131
Location: Corner of Front St and St Paul Ave, Fulda MN
Phone: 507 425-3100

End-O-Line Railroad Park & Museum
440 Mill St, Currie MN 56123-1004
Phone: 507 763-3708
Website: www.endoline.com  

Newton County

Nicollet County

Nicollet County Historical Society
Treaty Site History Center, 1851 North Minnesota Ave, St Peter MN 56082-1727
Phone: 507 934-2160
Email: museum@nchs.org
Website: www.nchsmn.org  

College and Lutheran Church Archives
Gustavus Adolphus College
800 West College Avenue
St. Peter, MN 56082
Phone: 507-933-7554
Email: archives @ gustavus.edu
Website: gustavus.edu/go/archives

Nobles County

Nobles County Historical Society
407 12th St Suite 2, Worthington MN 56187-2472
Phone: 507 376-4431
Email: nchs@frontiernet.net
Website: www.noblespioneervillage.com  

Nobles County Genealogical Society
407 12th St Suite 2, Worthington MN 56187-2472
See Nobles County Historical Society above

Norman County

Norman County Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 303, Ada MN 56510
Phone: 218 784-7311
Pioneer Museum: Thorpe Ave
Memorial Museum: East & 1st St
Prairie Village: Highway 200

Norman County Genealogy Society
Pioneer Village, Ada, MN 56510
Website: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnnorman/  

Red River History Museum
211 3rd St, PO Box 123, Shelly MN 56581-0123
Phone: 218 886-8895

Red River Valley Genealogical Society
PO Box 9284, Fargo, ND 58106
Library Location: 112 N University Drive Suite L116, Fargo, ND
Phone: (701) 239-4129
Website: www.redrivergenealogy.com/index.htm  

Olmsted County

Olmsted County Historical Society
1195 West Circle Drive S.W., Rochester MN 55902-6619
Phone: 507 282-9447
Email: ochs@olmstedhistory.com
Website: www.olmstedhistory.com  

Stewartville Area Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 362, Stewartville MN 55976-0362
Location: 305 North Main St, Stewartville MN
(Birthplace home of Richard W. Sears of Sears, Roebuck and Co.)
Phone: 507 533-6470

Olmsted County Genealogical Society
PO Box 6411, Rochester MN 55903-6411
Phone: 507 282-9447

Otter Tail County

Otter Tail County Historical Society
1110 W Lincoln Ave, Fergus Falls MN 56537-1029
Phone: 218 736-6038
Email: otchs@prtel.com
Website: www.otchs.org  

History Museum of East Otter Tail County
230 1st Ave N, Perham MN 56573-1844
Phone 218 346-7676
Email: museum@eot.com
Website: www.historymuseumeot.org  


Otter Tail County Genealogical Society
1110 W Lincoln Ave, Fergus Falls MN 56537-1029
Phone: 218 736-6038
Email: otchs@prtel.com

Pembina County

Pennington County

Pennington County Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 127, Thief River Falls MN 56701-0127
Location: Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village
825 Oakland Park Road, Thief River Falls MN
Phone: 218 681-5767
Email: pchstrf@mncable.net
Website: www.pvillage.org


Pierce County

Pine County

Pine County Historical Society
Mail: 64385 Hammond Rd., Finlayson, MN 55735
Museum is located at Askov
Phone: 320 245-2574

Pine County Genealogy Society
PO Box 115, Sandstone MN 55072-0015
Website: www.pinecogen.org  

Pipestone County

Pipestone County Historical Society
113 S Hiawatha Ave, Pipestone MN 56164-1664
Phone: 507 825-2563 or toll free 1-866-747-3687
Email: pipctymu@iw.net
Website: www.pipestoneminnesota.com/museum/  

Polk County

Polk County Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 214, Crookston MN 56716-0214
Museum: U.S. 2 East, Crookston MN
Phone: 218 281-1038

East Polk Heritage Center
Mail: PO Box 543, Fosston MN 56542-0543
Location: Melland Park, Fosston MN
Phone: 218 435-1313
Email: kkcaskey@gvtel.com

Minnkota Genealogical Society
PO Box 12744
Grand Forks, ND 58208-2744
Website: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~minnkota/  

Red River Valley Genealogical Society
PO Box 9284
Fargo ND 58106
Library Location: 112 N University Drive Suite L116, Fargo, ND
Phone: (701) 239-4129
Website: www.redrivergenealogy.com/index.htm  

Pope County

Pope County Historical Society
809 S Lake Shore Dr, Glenwood MN 56334-9406
Phone: 320 634-3293
Email: pcmuseum@wisper-wireless.com

Ramsey County

Ramsey County Historical Society
75 5th St W Ste 323, St Paul MN 55102-1423
Phone: 651 222-0701
Email: info@rchs.com
Website: www.rchs.com  

Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakotah Life
2097 Larpenteur Ave W, St Paul MN 55113-5313
Phone: 651 646-8629
Website: www.rchs.com  

Little Canada Historical Society
515 Little Canada Rd E, Little Canada MN 55117-1633
Phone: 651 766-4044
Email: littlecanadamn@aol.com 

Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906
Website: www.mnhs.org  

Minnesota Territorial Pioneers
176 Snelling Ave N Suite 328
St. Paul, MN 55104-6338
Phone: 651 379-1849
Email: mnterritorialpioneers@yahoo.com
Website: www.mnterritorialpioneers.org  

Vadnais Heights Historical Commission
800 East County Road E
Vadnais Heights MN 55127-7117
Phone: 651 204-6000
Email: kkeefe@cityvadnaisheights.com

Red Lake County

Redwood County

Redwood County Historical Society
33965 Laser Ave, Redwood Falls MN 56283-2500
Phone: 507 641-3329
Website: www.redwoodcountyhistoricalsociety.org

Redwood County Genealogical Society
c/o Shawn Corder, 217 W Flynn St
Redwood Falls MN 56268-2015
Phone: 507 637-3529
Website: www.freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~corder/RCGS/

Lucan Historical Society Depot Museum
Mail: PO Box 51, Lucan MN 56255
Location: 406 1st St, Lucan MN 56255
Phone: 507 747-2598 or call 507 747-2535 for tours

Renville County

Renville County Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 266, Morton MN 56270-0266
Location: 441 North Park Drive, Morton MN
Phone: 320 523-5625
Email: info@renvillecountyhistory.com
Website: www.renvillecountyhistory.com  

Renville Genealogical Society
PO Box 331, Renville MN 56284-0331
Phone: 320 329-8193
Website: www.ci.renville.mn.us/rcgs/

Rice County

Rice County Historical Society
1814 2nd Ave NW, Faribault MN 55021-3033
Phone: 507 332-2121
Email: rchs@rchistory.org
Website: www.rchistory.org  

Rice County Genealogical Society
408 Division St S, Northfield MN 55057-2018
Library housed in the Marston Headley Research Room at the Northfield Historical Society Museum (408 Division St S, Northfield MN)
Rice County Historical Society (1814 2nd Ave NW, Faribault MN)
Phone Calls taken by Northfield Historical Society 507-645-9268.

Trondhjem Community Preservation Society
Mail: PO Box 259, Lonsdale MN 55046-0259
Location: 8501 Garfield Ave, Lonsdale MN
Phone: 952 894-3562
Email: merlefossum@comcast.net
Website: www.trondhjempreservation.org  

Rock County

Rock County Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 741, Luverne MN 56156-0741
Hinkly House: 217 N. Freeman Ave, Luverne MN
Phone: 507 283-9849

Roseau County

Roseau County Historical Society
Roseau County Historical Research Center
121 Center St. E Suite 101, Roseau MN 56751
Phone: 218-463-1918
Email: rchsroseau@mncable.net
Website: www.roseaucohistoricalsociety.org  

Warroad Historical Society
Warroad Heritage Center
Mail: PO Box 688, Warroad MN 56763-0688
Location: 202 Main Ave NE, Warroad MN
Phone: 218 386-2500
Email: WHC@wiktel.com

Scott County

Scott County Historical Society and Stans Museum
235 Fuller St S, Shakopee MN 55379-1320
Phone: 952 445-0378
Email: info@scottcountyhistory.org
Website: www.scottcountyhistory.org  

Belle Plaine Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 73, Belle Plaine MN 56011-0073
Museum: South Cedar Ave, Belle Plaine MN
Phone: 952 873-6109

New Prague Area Historical Society
Mail: c/o Greg Tikalsky, 1745 1st Ave SE, New Prague MN 56071-4008
Location: New Prague Public Library, New Prague MN
Phone: 952 758-5291
Website: www.novapraha.org  

Sherburne County

Sherburne County Historical Society
10775 27th Ave. SE, Becker MN 55308
Phone: 763 261-4433
Email: schs@izoom.net
Website: http://www.sherburnehistorycenter.org/   

Sibley County

Sibley County Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 407, Henderson MN 56044-0407
Location: 700 Main St, Henderson MN
Phone: 507 248-3818
Email: schs1@frontiernet.net
Website: www.history.sibley.mn.us  

Winthrop Community Historical Society
25271 571st Ave, Winthrop MN 55396-2231
Phone: 507 647-2322
Email: difredin@prairie.lakes.com

St. Louis County

St. Louis County Historical Society
506 W Michigan St, Duluth MN 55802-1505
Phone: 218 733-7580
Email: history@thehistorypeople.org
Website: www.thehistorypeople.org  

Hibbing Historical Society
400 E 23rd St, Hibbing MN 55746-1923
Phone: 218 263-8522
Email: hibbhist@uslink.net

Minnesota Museum of Mining
Mail: PO Box 271, Chisholm MN 55719-0271
Location: 701 Lake Street W, Chisholm, MN
Phone: 218 254-5543

Virginia Area Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 736, Virginia MN 55792-0736
Location: 800 9th Ave N, Virginia MN
Phone: 218 741-1136
Email: virghist@virginiamn.com

Iron Range Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 786, Gilbert MN 55741-0786
Location: Old Gilbert City Hall 1st Floor, 19 S. Broadway, Gilbert MN
Phone: 218 749-3150

Range Genealogical Society
PO Box 388, Chisholm MN 55719-0388
Phone: 218 254-7959
Website: www.rgs.hildormen.net

Twin Ports Genealogical Society
PO Box 16895, Duluth MN 55816-0895

Stearns County

Stearns County Historical Society and Museum
235 33rd Ave S, Saint Cloud MN 56301-3752
Phone: 320 253-8424
Email: info@stearns-museum.org
Website: www.stearns.history.museum  

Paynesville Historical Society
PO Box 35, Paynesville MN 56362
Phone: 320 243-7547
Website: www.paynesvillearea.com/community/histsociety/payhistsoc.html  

Sinclair Lewis Interpretive Center
Mail: Sinclair Lewis Foundation Inc., PO Box 25, Sauk Centre MN 56378-0025
Location: Intersection I-94 & T.H. #71, Sauk Centre MN
Phone: 320 352-5201

Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home Museum
Mail: Sinclair Lewis Foundation Inc., PO Box 25, Sauk Centre MN 56378-0025
Location: 812 Sinclair Lewis Avenue, Sauk Centre MN
Phone: 320 352-6119

Kimball Area Historical Society
PO Box 100, Kimball MN 55353-0100
Phone: 320 398-5250 or 1-800-252-2521
Email: cnewman@meltel.net

Melrose Area Historical Society
518 E 2nd St S, Melrose MN 56352-1414
Phone: 320 256-4996 or 320 256-3933
Email: rpaschke@meltel.com
Website: www.melrosemnhistory.com  

Sauk Centre Area Historical Society
430 Main St S, Sauk Centre MN 56378-1509
Phone: 320 351-8777
Email: scahs@mainstreetcom.com

Steele County

Steele County Historical Society
1448 Austin Rd, Owatonna MN 55060-4018
Phone: 507 451-1420
Email: office@steelecohistoricalsociety.org
Website: www.steelecohistoricalsociety.org  

Stevens County

Stevens County Historical Society
116 W 6th St, Morris MN 56267-1922
Phone: 320 589-1719
Email: carnegiemus@hometownsolutions.net
Website: www.stevenshistorymuseum.com  

Stevens County Genealogical Society
c/o Morris Public Library, 102 E 6th St, Morris MN 56267

Superior County

Swift County

Swift County Historical Society
Mail: 2135 Minnesota Ave #2, Benson MN 56215
Museum: West Highway 12, Benson MN
Phone: 320 843-4467
Email: swiftmuseum@earthlink.net

Todd County

Todd County Historical Museum
Mail: PO Box 146, Long Prairie MN 56347-0146
Location: 333 Central Ave, Long Prairie MN
Phone: 320 732-4426

Bertha Historical Society
Mail: 63671 County Highway 40, Bertha MN 56437
Location: Main St and 2nd Ave West, Bertha MN
Phone: 218 924-4490

Eagle Bend Historical Society
Mail: c/o Carol W. Becker, 737 3rd Ave NW, Eagle Bend MN 56446-8116
Location: 127 East Main Street, Eagle Bend, MN
Phone: 218 738-3852

Toombs County

Traverse County

Traverse County Historical Society
Mail: 601 1st Avenue S, Wheaton MN 56296
Location: Broadway Ave & Trail St, Wheaton MN

Wabasha County

Wabasha County Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 255, Wabasha, MN 55041
Museum: Highway 61, Reads Landing MN
Phone: 877 525-3248
Email: info@lakecitymn.org
Website: www.lakecitymn.org  

Plainview Area History Center
40 4th St SW, Plainview MN 55964-1334
Phone: 507 534-4173
Website: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnpahc/

Wadena County

Wadena County Historical Society
603 Jefferson St N, Wadena MN 56482-2336
Phone: 218 631-9079
Website: www.wadenacountyhistory.org  

Menahga Area Historical Society
320 Helsinki Boulevard NE, Menahga MN 56464
Phone: 218 564-4574

Wahnahta County

Waseca County

Waseca County Historical Society
Waseca Area Genealogical Society
Mail: PO Box 314, Waseca MN 56093-0393
Museum: 315 2nd Ave NE, Waseca MN
Phone: 507 835-7700
Email: director@historical.waseca.mn.us
Website: www.historical.waseca.mn.us  

Washington County

Washington County Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 167, Stillwater MN 55082-0167
Warden's House Museum: 602 North Main St, Stillwater MN
Phone: 651 439-5956
Email: brent@wchsmn.org
Website: www.wchsmn.org  

Warden's Carriage House
Mail: PO Box 167, Stillwater MN 55082-0167
Phone: 651 439-5956
Email: brent@wchsmn.org

Hay Lake School Museum and Johannes Erickson Log House Museum
Scandia MN 55073
Phone: 651 433-4014

Oakdale/Lake Elmo Historical Society
1584 Hadley Ave N, Oakdale MN 55128

South Washington Heritage Society
1221 Summit Ave., St. Paul Park, MN 55071-1445
Website: www.usfamily.net/web/albyrobinson/  

Woodbury Heritage Society
Woodbury Municipal Building, 8301 Valley Creek Road, Woodbury MN 55125-2320
Phone: 651 714-3564

Watonwan County

Watonwan County Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 126, Madelia MN 56062-0126
Location: 423 Dill Ave SW, Madelia MN
Phone: 507 642-3247
Email: wchs@madtelco.net

Wilkin County

Wilkin County Historical Society
704 Nebraska Ave, Breckenridge MN 56520-1547
Phone: 218 643-1303

Red River Valley Genealogical Society
PO Box 9284
Fargo ND 58106
Library Location: 112 N University Drive Suite L116, Fargo, ND
Phone: (701) 239-4129
Website: www.redrivergenealogy.com/index.htm

Winona County

Winona County Historical Society
160 Johnson St, Winona MN 55987-0363
Phone: 507 454-2723
Email: wchs@luminet.net
Website: www.winonahistory.org  

Wright County

Wright County Historical Society
2001 Highway 25 N, Buffalo MN 55313-3303
Phone: 763 682-7323
Website: www.wrighthistory.org  

Cokato Finnish-American Society
Mail: 10783 County Road 3 SW, Cokato MN 55321-4408
Location: 3 miles north of Cokato on the corners of County Roads 3 and 100, known as Temperance Corner.
Phone: 320 286-2833
Website: www.cokato.mn.us/cmhs/fahs.html  

Cokato Historical Society
Cokato Museum & Library Building
Mail: PO Box 686, Cokato MN 55321-0686
Location: 175 4th St West, Cokato MN
Phone: 320 286-2427
Email: cokatomuseum@cmgate.com
Website: www.cokato.mn.us/cmhs/  

Minnesota Pioneer Park
725 Pioneer Park Trl, Annandale MN 55302-3128
Phone: 320 274-8489
Email: pioneerp@lakedalelink.net
Website: www.pioneerpark.org

Rockford Area Historical Society
Ames-Florida-Stork House, PO Box 186, Rockford MN 55373-0186
Phone: 763 477-5383
Email: Rahs@usinternet.com
Website: www.rockfordmnhistory.org  

Yellow Medicine County

Yellow Medicine County Historical Society and Museum
Mail: PO Box 145, Granite Falls MN 56241-0145
Location: Junction T.H. 23 & 67, Granite Falls MN
Phone: 320 564-4479

Yellow Medicine County Historical Society
Mail: PO Box 145, Granite Falls, MN 56241-0145
Location: Junction T.H. 67 & 23, Granite Falls MN
Phone: 320 564-4479
Email: ymch@kilowatt.net
Website: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnyellow/  

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