Museums and historic sites published on January 12, 2022 – West Central Tribune
Kandiyohi County Historical Society
Willmar, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, $3 for adults 12 and under and Kandiyohi County Historical Society members admitted free, 320-235-1881, located at the Locomotive on North Business Highway 71 across from Robbins Island. The museum has a number of featured exhibits. Besides the museum, there is a one-room schoolhouse, a lumber shed and a Great Northern locomotive. Maps of historic sites in the county are available at the museum. http://www.kandiyohicountyhistory.com/
Atwater Region Historical Society
Atwater, by appointment, call Carol at 320-266-7626, Jon at 320-444-0337, Sue at 320-220-0970 or Jo at 320-295-1354, Atwater Area Historical Society and Museum, 500 Pleasant Ave . W.
Danube Historical Society
The Danube Historical Society Museum is open by appointment, call 320-212-2877.
Dassel, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dassel History Center, 901 First St. N. To visit, call 320-275-3077 or email [email protected] .com to make an appointment.
Fagen Fighters WWII Museum
Granite Falls, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Lenzen-Roe Memorial Airport, 3 miles south of Granite Falls on Hwy 23; adults $10, 10-17 $5, family $20, active military $5, 9 and under admitted free, annual memberships available. Home to an immaculate collection of fully operational and active WWII aircraft and vehicles, as well as artwork, bronze sculptures, interactive media displays and a library. It is designed as a self-guided experience.
Meeker County GAR and Museum
Litchfield, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, admission $3, 11 and under free; Grand Army of the Republic Hall and Meeker County Historical Society Museum, 308 Marshall Ave., 320-693-8911, meekercomuseum.org.
Grove City Historical Museum
Grove City, open by appointment, call Dorothy 320-244-1044, Ron 320-693-2922 or Gordon 320-857-2636.
Talking Lake County Museum
Madison, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; South Highway 75; gift of free will. The rules of social distancing will be respected, mandatory masks (provided if necessary).
Maynard, open by appointment, call the City of Maynard office at 320-367-2140.
New London, open by appointment, call 320-354-8820, 12050 Co. Rd. 40 NE The Larry and Barb Levin Museum of Natural History is located on County Road 40, 2.8 miles to east of National Road 23, on the north side of the road. Free entry.
Renville County Historical Society
Morton, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, Research Library by appointment only; adults $5, 6-17 years old $3, children 5 and under free. Mandatory face masks. For more information or to make an appointment at the library, call 507-697-6147, or email [email protected], website www.renvillecountyhistory.com.
Renville, open by appointment, rue Principale; 320-329-8210.
Sacred Heart, 1-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays and by appointment, US Highway 212 at Sacred Heart; free admission, donations appreciated, call 320-765-2274, email [email protected]
Renville County 4-H: Renville County 4-H 100 Year Celebration
Benson, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, or by appointment, 2135 Minnesota Ave. ; free entry; 320-843-4467.
Stevens County Historical Museum
Morris, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Saturday by appointment, 116 6th St. W.; free entry; 320-589-1719. Walking tours have been developed for Alberta, Chokio, Donnelly, Hancock and several parts of Morris. They take about an hour to complete the full path; Please stay on the sidewalk and do not enter private property. Check the website to see where brochures/maps are available for each tour.