Norman County Historical Society

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Norman County Historical Society

Attention Genealogists! Our online resources moved.

Thank you for being patient as we move our online Norman County genealogy resources to this website. They will now be located under the “Resource Center” tab.

The Museum will open for the season on Memorial Day weekend. Stop in after the Memorial Day program and view our new exhibit honoring our military members from the Civil War to the present.

Please Support Our Climate-Controlled Storage Project
We have raised over
$110,000 of the $200,000 needed!

On April 14th, Bob Kinkaide will host a free will Spaghetti Dinner from 11 am to 1 pm at the Ada Borup West High School cafeteria. All proceeds will go to our fundraiser for the Climate-Controlled Storage Project. Please come out and support us and enjoy the great food provided by Bob. You can also support our efforts online by clicking the Donate button below.

The Norman County Historical Society was established in 1947 by some forward-thinking members who knew the value of preserving the history of our small rural Minnesota county. From its early beginnings, the goal was to preserve, maintain, and promote the history of Norman County. Due to the size of our collection, we urgently need additional climate-controlled storage for our more fragile artifacts. Photos, papers, and clothing are vital items we are preserving for future generations. These items must be maintained in a climate-controlled environment. Our only building that is climate-controlled is the museum. It is bursting at the seams with treasures from the past. We need your help to continue preserving the history of the County. Please consider a donation to make this happen.

We also are prepared to accept “Gifts of Commodities“. If you are interested in this option for giving, please get in touch with us at 218-784-6409.