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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

16 hours ago

Happy Father's Day! if you haven't wrapped up a sports shirt for dad yet, you better get it done. The day to honor dad is here.

This ad, from June 1958, is obviously a ... See more

1 day ago


How many of you were lifeguards at one time? Any former Chautauqua Park lifeguards?
This photo, from the Globe archives of June 1949, features lifeguard Donna Heig, "shown ... See more

2 days ago


This morning, Pioneer Village hosted the St. Matthew Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School program. This is the 18th year that the church has utilized the ... 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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