Museums and Historic Sites Published November 23, 2022 – West Central Tribune

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Kandiyohi County Historical Society

Willmar, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, closed Thanksgiving Day and Friday, Nov. 25, $3 for adults 12 and under and Kandiyohi County Historical Society members admitted free, 320-235- 1881, located at the Train Locomotive on North Commercial 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. More information available online at http://www.kandiyohicountyhistory.com/

Atwater Region Historical Society

Atwater, 10 a.m. to noon, Saturdays or by appointment, call Jon at 320-444-0337, Atwater Area Historical Society and Museum, 500 Pleasant Ave. W.

Chippewa County Historical Society

The Chippewa County Historical Society office is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. For more information, call 320-269-7636, email [email protected], or visit the website www.chippewacohistory.org.

Christmas in Chippewa City: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., December 3; Navidad en el Pueblo, Christmas in the Village, celebrating the customs of Mexico and South America.

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., voluntary donation, 320-275-3077, dassel.com/hs.

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.

Forest City, December 3, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Forest City Stockade. Admission $5, 12 and under free. Annual Pioneer Christmas Celebration, dress warmly as most activities will be outdoors.

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. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; South Highway 75; gift of free will.

Maynard, open by appointment, call the City of Maynard office at 320-367-2140.

New London, 2 p.m. Sunday, November 27, Annual Advent Service, West New London near County Road 40 at 9601 99th St. NW Hear the story of Christmas as it was told long ago 150 years on the Sunburg meadow. There will be singing of traditional hymns in Norwegian and English as well as a readers theatre. Dress warmly as the church is not heated.

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, 6-12 years old $3, children 5 and under free. 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]

Benson, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, or by appointment, 2135 Minnesota Ave. ; FREE ENTRANCE; 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 ENTRANCE; 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.

Yellow Medicine County Museum

Granite Falls, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, through Oct. 29, junction of Minnesota Interstates 23 and 67 on the Minnesota River. For more information, call 320-564-4479.

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