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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

13 hours ago


Who likes homemade ice cream?


This vintage ice cream maker can be found out at Pioneer Village in the Creamery building. It appears to be well used.

Does anyone still use ... See more

1 day ago


In the summer of 1949, there was a whole lot of celebrating going on statewide, as Minnesota observed 100th years since its founding as a territory in 1849. (It became a ... See more

2 days ago


This newspaper advertisement is from June 1958.

Does anyone remember Friesen's Music Center? I know the photo isn't the clearest, but do you recognize any of the musicians ... 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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