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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 geneaology 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

5 hours ago

This photo is a good example of why the NCHS needs more space and plans to renovate the Worthington Armory into a new museum and research center. Space is so short that the printer for the microfilm ... See more

9 hours ago


With high school hockey season already under way and ice forming on the lake, it seems appropriate to post one of the few hockey photos in the NCHS collection.

Little is ... See more

1 day ago

For those who played along with "What Is It? Wednesday, here's a very short video of the Edison phonograph playing a Diamond Disc record. Yes, it does work! The disc is part of a donation that came ... 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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