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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

16 hours ago


It's the season for spring planting preparations in the rural areas. This photo is from the April 12, 1949, Globe. Here's the caption:

Farmer Spring Disking
Fred Kilker, who ... See more

1 day ago


It's been a bit cold this week for spring athletic competitions, but track season is commencing (the Cardinal Relays were scheduled in Luverne today), so here's a photo of that sport ... See more

2 days ago


Who remembers Shorty's Texaco on Worthington's Oxford Street?

These photos are from the Globe negative archives from 1949, and one of the photos was used in an advertisement, ... 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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