Museums and historic sites published May 10, 2023
Museum hours and special events in the next month
Kandiyohi County Historical Society
Willmar, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, closed holidays, $5 for adults, ages 12 and under and Kandiyohi County Historical Society members admitted for free, 320-235-1881, located at the train engine on North Business Highway 71 across from Robbins Island. The museum has a number of featured exhibits. Along with the museum there is a one-room school, a log shed and a Great Northern locomotive. Maps of county historical sites are available at the museum. More information available online at www.kandiyohicountyhistory.com.
The Sperry House Tea: June 10, 11 a.m.; The Kandiyohi County Historical Society will host an annual high tea event at the Sperry House. Tickets are $25, and proceeds will go toward the preservation of the Sperry House. To register, call KCHS at 320-235-1881. Reservations required.
Pope County Museum
Glenwood, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, closed holidays, free admission, donations appreciated, 320-634-3293, located at 809 South Lakeshore Drive. The museum hosts historical records, maps and photographs of Pope County. More information available online at popecountymuseum.wordpress.com.
Liv Marit Haakenstad: May 15, 7 p.m.; Author Liv Marit Haakenstad will present on Norwegian genealogy as a preview of what will be included in her latest book, "A Guide to Norwegian Genealogy, Emigration, and Transmigration." The presentation will give an overview of the Norwegian emigration history, different routes taken and the process the emigrants went through upon arrival. She will also share resources on how those interested in family history might get started in finding their own ancestors in Norway.