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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

21 hours ago


WORTHINGTON — Worthington’s Pioneer Village has a significant birthday approaching, and though there won’t be black streamers or “Over the Hill” signs placed about the grounds, this “gem ... See more

2 days ago

The Historical Society just received grant funds from the Worthington Regional Health Foundation to purchase an AED which will be placed at Pioneer Village. We wish to thank the Foundation for their ... See more

2 days ago

This is a student attendance ledger that was recently donated to the Historical Society. It was found in a piano bench and is in excellent condition considering its first class roster is dated 1905. ... 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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