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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

5 hours ago


Last year I shared a photo of Orville Appel riding on a float in the Worthington Fourth of July parade promoting his water ski show on Lake Okabena.

Here's a related image,taken ... See more

22 hours ago


Due to Covid-19 precautions, the Nobles County Historical Society will have its 2020 Annual Meeting as part of its regularly scheduled July Board meeting.

This meeting will be ... See more

1 day ago


Today's mystery item is a tire vulcanizer!

This model was patented by Adamson Manufacturing of East Palestine, Ohio, April 1, 1913. This was the most recent such device ... 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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