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Preserving Our County History

We had another fabulous year but we’re now closed for the season. We don’t want to miss you, so please call 218-556-0122 for an appointment.

Merry Christmas from NCHS

Thanks to our many volunteers and visitors who made our 2019 Festival of Trees a success!

While you might think we would take time to rest after a very busy couple of months preparing for the Festival of Trees, our volunteers will be back in January having fun doing such things as cataloging, unpacking and packing boxes, labeling, scanning and designing new displays for our formal opening in May. If you have some time to share with others, come out to the Log Museum or call 218-556-0122, tell us the type of things you like to do, and we will find a project to fit your interests!

We’re in the News!

A photo of our Log Museum is in the Minnesota Historical Society Local History News.

Exhibits New In 2019

Country Schools of Norman County

Norman County at one time had over 100 country schools. This year country schools are featured, along with a display of what the typical school looked like in the early 1900s. See actual photos of many of the old-time schools and interesting artifacts are available to view.

World War 1

The World War 1 exhibit has been expanded from last year with numerous new artifacts from that time.

The 1940s

Come view the additions to the 1940s living and dining room. This year colorful glassware, and other objects familiar to those who grew up during the 40s and for those who remember the items from their grandparent’s homes.

Boys and Their Toys

This year boy toys are featured in our children’s section. View cars, a stagecoach, buggy and other items that are delicately made of balsa wood. Playing cowboys was a fun memory of many boys (and girls). The pistols with holster, cowboy outfit and the rocking horse will bring those memories back. Tonka trucks have been a boy favorite for decades and you will find a big variety of Tonka trucks and more.

Fur Trade

While fur trading didn’t play a big part in the settling of Norman County, it did impact the very early years of this area. The Norman County Historical Society is pleased to be a part of a traveling exhibit featuring fur trading in northwest Minnesota. This traveling exhibit changes every three months and features a new aspect of the fur trade era with each change.