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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

14 hours ago


Were you a member of the National Honor Society?

This photo is of the new inductees of the Worthington High School Honor Society from 1951. Here's the caption from the May 1951 ... See more

1 day ago


In 1958, Worthington had FIVE Standard Service stations! Check out this Globe advertisement listing them all.

How many of these stations and their proprietors do you ... See more

2 days ago


With Minnesota's pheasant season opening today, this seemed like a good photo to share. This pile of birds was to be utilized for a special event for veterans. Here's the caption ... 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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