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Pioneer Village
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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

2 hours ago

A little mist and a few rain drops did not deter the First Lutheran Youth Group from scraping and preparing the Library at Pioneer Village for a new coat of paint. Thanks to all for your volunteer ... See more

7 hours ago


Does anyone remember Bill's Confectionary?

The information on this photo was provided by Keith Pratt, whose family must have owned the soda fountain, and features the owner, Bill, ... See more

1 day ago

Busy day at Pioneer Village today. Visitors from Missouri and Sioux Falls and Adrian-Ellsworth. These two young gentlemen are from Astana, Kazakhscan, and Moscow. Timur Nasyvor (on the right) ... 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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