Preserving Our County History

Remember Coffee & Conversation
Every Wednesday at 10 am

Check out the upcoming events by clicking on the dates
highlighted on the calendar on the right side of the page.

NCHS’s own Alden Anderson was awarded a Lifetime Achievement award at the MALHM Conference held in Red Wing, MN. With Alden are his daughter Maren and Grandson August.

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.