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What We Do

The Village

Experience a glimpse of life as an early pioneer in Southwest Minnesota.  Spend a self-guided afternoon at The Village or join a tour.

Museum and Archive

Visit our Museum to browse current exhibits, view our archives, or talk with research staff.

Research With Us

Want to learn more about your family genealogy or local history?  We can help!


Host Your Event

Need a unique venue for your wedding, private party, or corporate gathering?  Pioneer Village is sure to wow your guests.

What We're About

Dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting the history of Nobles County, Minnesota

Latest News from the Society

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On the Friday of King Turkey Day weekend, there can be no more appropriate posting for Farming Friday than a turkey farm.

This photo from the NCHS archives is dated Oct. 17, 1947, ... See more

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There is still time to sign up for a tour of the Worthington Armory Building, which is being remodeled into a new Nobles County History Center. The building is still a ... See more

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This photo has been shared before at King Turkey Day time, but I think it is worth sharing again this year because this was taken 55 years ago!

I think everyone who was at the ... See more

We Need You

From archiving new collections to guiding school tours and maintaining The Village, we thrive on the help of dedicated volunteers and community groups. Find out how you can put your talents to good use.

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