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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

8 hours ago


With Thanksgiving just a couple days away, it's time for a little holiday history lesson ...


Although Thanksgiving celebrations dated back to the first European settlements in America, it was not until the 1860s that Abraham Lincoln declared the last...

13 hours ago


Today's treasures would be fitting on your Thanksgiving Day feast table. These salt and pepper shakers are recent acquisitions, donated as part of a collection of Worthington ... See more

1 day ago


Today's mystery photo was the inside of Boote's Hatchery, sometime in the 1930s to 1940s. The photo is undated. Those are incubator rooms on either side of the hallway -- ... 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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