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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

17 hours ago

Main Street Monday!
Today the photo is of Main Street Brewster, circa 1916.
This is from a postcard, and the information on it reads: When the townsite eight miles northeast of Worthington was ... See more

1 day ago


We all scream for ice cream, right? This image is of an ice cream shop in Round Lake – Kodaks Ice Cream. The photo is dated circa 1910. Does anyone remember the Kodaks name in the ... See more

2 days ago


Another postcard scene of summertime swimmers in Lake Okabena. The lake was a popular place in the early 1900s, This postcard is dated 1907, and it was tinted with color for ... 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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