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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

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Today's treasures are a stack of 36 Edison records of various artists and titles. These would have been from the time period of about 1912 to 1929. They were made from combing ... See more

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In 1949, the mayor of Rushmore was R.G. Burfeind, who was quite the entrepreneur. Here's the writeup featuring him from the May 10, 1949, Daily Globe:

Rushmore Mayor is Very ... See more

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What can you tell me about the Shamrock Club? Were you ever there?

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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