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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

10 hours ago

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Historical Society has announced the newest recipients of 51 Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Small Grants ($10,000 and less), totaling $456,026 in 28 counties. ... See more

12 hours ago

According to information saved with this photo, the Round Lake team won the Nobles County Championship in 1920, 1921 and 1922, but this photo is from the 1921 season.
The ... See more

1 day ago


This week, we can finally report that work has begun in earnest on the new Nobles County History Center in the former Worthington Armory building. You can expect to get more regular ... 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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