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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

1 year ago


Today's photo put a smile on my face, since it features the late Baldy Nelson getting ready to run the track in a suit and tie. I grew up in the same neighborhood where Baldy ... See more

1 year ago

NCHS is once again offering historical tours of Worthington Cemetery.

1 year ago


Today's Treasure is a pocket knife, featuring quite a lengthy advertisement for Worthington Dehydrating Co., which according to phone books from the later 1950s was located at 91 ... 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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