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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


Minnesota Monthly has a feature on 6 things to experience in Worthington. The Historic Dayton House is among the 6, and we hope that not too far in the future, a visit to the ... See more

Worthington has something for everyone with recreation opportunities, shops, museums, restaurants, and even a nearby local brewery and winery

22 hours ago


This is a Columbia Disc Graphophone, rather recently donated to the NCHS. It is especially striking because of its striking rose colored horn. Sources note that its horns set ... See more

1 day ago

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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