About the Society
The Nobles County Historical Society (NCHS) was the outgrowth of an Old Settlers Picnic held in Chautauqua Pavilion on September 10, 1933. Plans were soon underway to preserve and display articles and papers of historic interest and value. Space was granted in the courthouse to store and display a few small artifacts. Others were stored in various places throughout the county awaiting a permanent location.
The collection of artifacts was moved around from various locations until 1962 when a museum was established in the lower level of the Nobles County Library. The Library was remodeled in the 1996 and the museum space was reduced by 40 percent. The reference room and museum are located in the lower level of the library located at 4th Ave and 12 Street. The Society has a large collection of artifacts which it holds in trust for the citizens of Nobles County.
Please come and visit us, we will help you with your Genealogical or Historical research. We have a large library full of historical information and maps. We also have a growing collection of artifacts that can be seen in our small museum.
How to find us:
The museum and office are located at 407 12th St., Suite 2, Worthington, MN 56187. We are located on the lower level of the Library. We welcome visitors and people doing family research and also people looking for historical information.
Our office and museum hours are Tuesday through Friday from 12:30 pm to 4:00pm.
Pioneer Village Hours: Tuesday through Friday 10am – 5pm. Saturday 9am-3pm. Sunday 1pm – 5pm. The Village is closed on Mondays except for group tours.