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Museums and historic sites published March 10, 2021

Museum hours and special events in the next month

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Kandiyohi County Historical Society

Willmar, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, closed holidays, $3 adults, ages 12 and under and KCHS members admitted for free, located at the train engine on North Business Highway 71 across from Robbins Island; the KCHS museum has a number of featured exhibits. Sperry House and the other are all closed at present; 320-235-1881.

Atwater Area Historical Society

Atwater, by appointment, call Carol at 320-266-7626, Jon at 320-444-0337, Sue at 320-220-0970 or Jo at 320-295-1354, Atwater Area Historical Society and Museum, 500 Pleasant Ave. W.

Danube Historical Society

The Danube Historical Society Museum closed as part of the Stay Safe Minnesota plan, for more information call 320-212-2877.

Dassel History Center

Dassel, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dassel History Center, 901 First St. N. To visit, call 320-275-3077 or email dahs@dassel.com to make an appointment.

GAR and Meeker County Museum

Litchfield, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, $3 admission, ages 11 and under free; Grand Army of the Republic Hall and Meeker County Historical Society Museum, 308 Marshall Ave., 320-693-8911, meekercomuseum.org.

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Grove City Historical Museum

Grove City, open by appointment, call Dorothy 320-693-9140, Ron 320-693-2922, or Gordon 320-857-2636.

Lac qui Parle County Museum

Madison, closed as part of the Stay Safe Minnesota plan.

Madison, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekdays; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; South Highway 75; freewill donation. Social distancing rules will be observed, masks required (provided if needed) and no touching of artifacts.

The Women of Lac qui Parle County: celebrates the role women played in our county’s history and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.

Maynard History Museum

Maynard, open by appointment, call the Maynard city office at 320-367-2140.

Raptor Ridge

New London, open by appointment, call 320-354-8820, 12050 Co. Rd. 40 N.E. Larry and Barb Levin’s natural history museum is located on County Road 40, 2.8 miles east of state Highway 23 on the north side of the road. Admission is free.

Renville County Historical Society

Morton, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, research library by appointment only; adults $5, ages 6-17 $3, children 5 and under free. Face masks required. For more information or for a library appointment call 507-697-6147, or email info@renvillecountyhistory.com , website www.renvillecountyhistory.com .

Wedding exhibit: Looking for photographs, invitations and more on weddings in Renville County for an exhibit along with some wedding dresses. Contact museum for details.

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Renville City Museum

Renville, open by appointment, Main Street; 320-329-8210.

Sacred Heart Area Museum

Sacred Heart, 1:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, by appointment only, U.S. Highway 212 in Sacred Heart; free admission, donations appreciated, contact Sonja at 320-765-2274 or Elaine at 320-894-7907; email shahs@hcinet.net .

Go Team Go: Sacred Heart sports exhibit through the end of the year.

Stevens County Historical Museum

Morris, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Saturday by appointment, 116 6th St. W.; free admission; 320-589-1719.

A Century of Civic Engagement: through March 31, The League of Women Voters Minnesota traveling exhibit to recognize the organization’s mission and history of the past century.

Turn of the Century Bands of Stevens County: through May 28, a look at some of the notable bands from Stevens County history and early attitudes toward music including instruments and uniforms from past bands.

Walking Tour, west side of Morris: brochure located in the plastic box outside of Nevada Avenue entrance, bike or walk the route stopping at 10 locations and read the history about each building/home. Takes about an hour to walk the full path; please stay on the sidewalk and do not enter private property.

Walking Tour of Hancock: brochure/map available at the Hancock City Office, bike or walk the route stopping at 10 locations listed. Takes about an hour to walk the full path; please stay on the sidewalk and do not enter private property.

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Donna Middleton started working at the West Central Tribune in 1975 and has been the news assistant since 1992. She compiles the arts, health, farm and community page calendars, as well as rewrites and works on the special sections.
She can be contacted at dmiddleton@wctrib.com or phone 320-214-4341.
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