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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

14 hours ago

Now here's a photo that needs a story to go with it. It's one from the Daily Globe and not dated. The man in the photo is Doug Burchill, owner of Doug's Phillips 66 station, which ... See more

1 day ago


That mysterious coin slot is from a pay phone -- THE FIRST PAY PHONE! -- at the Thompson Hotel in Worthington. So it was likely the first pay phone in town, if not in the ... See more

1 day ago


Yes, it's some sort of coin slot, but from what? Take a guess, and then check back later today for the answer to the mystery!

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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