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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 genealogy 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

2 months ago


As we continue to move items into the new archive area, I'm seeing artifacts that I have never seen before. I know they were down there in the basement, but I have no idea where ... See more

2 months ago


In the archives of the Daily Globe, this photo is identified as being of the Worthington Junior College store. It is dated January 1948. However, there is no identification of the ... See more

2 months ago


Do you remember Andy's TV and Appliance? If so, where was it located?

This advertisement is from October 1963, and it caught my eye because of the Zenith TV sets. Do any of ... 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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