Nobles County Historical Society
"Dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting the history of Nobles County Minnesota."

Support NCHS

Nobles County Historical Society (NCHS) will be holding its annual meeting on Sunday, April 22, at 2:00 p.m in the former National Guard Armory, located at 225 Ninth Street, Worthington. The featured activity will be a presentation on the Armory building itself which has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Using a series of historic photographs, NCHS board representatives will detail the Armory's history and the role it has played in the lives of community residents. The presenters will also provide an update on recent community discussions to relocate the county's history museum to the Armory site.

All NCHS members are encouraged to attend this important annual meeting. In addition to being briefed on the status of the Armory project, attendees will receive a written annual report describing the Society's accomplishments for the past year as well as a summary of its financial accounts. Another critical function of the meeting is to select the individuals who will serve on the NCHS board of directors for the upcoming year. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the business meeting.

Pioneer Village


Our Mission

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

Whether you're already a member or just thinking about joining, there are many ways to support the NCHS. How would you link to be a part of the Nobles County Historical Society?

Membership is one way that you can help support the Nobles County Historical Society. Your membership dues helps us to collect, preserve, and disseminate the history of Nobles County for county residents and visitors in the belief that a historical perspective enhances our understanding of community and sense of place. Your membership also helps us operate the Archives located in the lower level of the Nobles County Library as well as operate and maintain Pioneer Village.

The Nobles County Historical Society has depended on membership ever since it was formed in 1933. Please show your support for the organization and our mission by becoming a member today.

Membership is tax deductible to the extent that contributions to 501(c)3 tax exempt organizations are allowed.

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At the Archives we assist researchers in document their family history and at various times host special programs pertaining to Nobles County History.

Archives & Museum

      The Nobles County Historical Society maintains a “Pioneer Village” on two and one-half acres site with forty-nine buildings on the grounds, of which thirty-six are available for viewing. Pioneer Village showcases our rural heritage, provide educational programs to schools and to the public, holds heritage events such as the Old Fashion 4th of July and Christmas Programs.