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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

18 hours ago


For your Sunday viewing pleasure, here's a ragtime performance by Worthington's own Big Tiny Little on the Lawrence Welk Show, from 1956.


Lawrence Welk Show 1956 - Mother's Day Theme. -Medley: Bye Bye Blackbird/ Bill Bailey/ Four Leaf CloverBig Tiny Little on ragtime piano

23 hours ago


From the 1938 Worthington Daily Times (yes, there were several local papers at one time), comes this cooperative advertisement for multiple businesses in Bigelow.

How many ... See more

1 day ago


While the temperature today is melting a lot of ice, it's still technically winter, so ice skating is still appropriate for Seasonal Saturday.

And in both these photos, it ... 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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