Nobles County Historical Society
"Dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting the history of Nobles County Minnesota."


The Nobles County Historical Society (NCHS) has copies of its latest publication, Nobles County: Images of America in stock. It has been almost 60 years since NCHS last published a countywide history describing historical events and interpreting their significance. Published by Arcadia Press, this pictorial text features several images never seen before by local residents. It includes photographs from as early as 1874 up through 1940 and illustrates all aspects of community life - downtown businesses, agricultural scenes, school children, church happenings, leisure activities, town festivals, events and disasters.
Copies of Nobles County: Images of America can be purchased at the NCHS office located in the basement of the War Memorial Building (i.e., Library). There will be a limited number of copies for sale at the publication rate of $21.99. To reserve your copy, please contact the NCHS by phoning 376-4431 or by emailing the Society at

Our Mission

Dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting the history of Nobles County Minnesota.

Whether you're already a member or just thinking about joining, there are many ways to support the NCHS. How would you link to be a part of the Nobles County Historical Society?

Membership is one way that you can help support the Nobles County Historical Society. Your membership dues helps us to collect, preserve, and disseminate the history of Nobles County for county residents and visitors in the belief that a historical perspective enhances our understanding of community and sense of place. Your membership also helps us operate the Archives located in the lower level of the Nobles County Library as well as operate and maintain Pioneer Village.

The Nobles County Historical Society has depended on membership ever since it was formed in 1933. Please show your support for the organization and our mission by becoming a member today.

Membership is tax deductible to the extent that contributions to 501(c)3 tax exempt organizations are allowed.

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At the Archives we assist researchers in document their family history and at various times host special programs pertaining to Nobles County History.

Archives & Museum

      The Nobles County Historical Society maintains a “Pioneer Village” on two and one-half acres site with forty-nine buildings on the grounds, of which thirty-six are available for viewing. Pioneer Village showcases our rural heritage, provide educational programs to schools and to the public, holds heritage events such as the Old Fashion 4th of July and Christmas Programs.

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Pioneer Village