Grant County Historical Society & Museum

Work 115 2nd St NE Elbow Lake MN 56531 Work Phone: (218) 685-4864
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Biographical Info

The Grant County Historical Society believes that “it is important to know where we have been to know where we are going.” We will collect, preserve, explain and share the history of people, life and events of Grant County.
The Grant County Historical Society was organized in 1938 and incorporated in 1944. Until 1960 artifacts collected were displayed in the Grant County Courthouse. Upon completion of the museum building, one of the first in the state to be built for the purpose of becoming a museum, artifacts were moved to their new home.
Our collections cover prehistoric times through current times but the pioneer settlement era of the 1880s to 1900 are especially well represented. Our Veterans Memorial Hall contains military exhibits representing wars and conflicts from the Civil War to the Iraq/Afghanistan conflicts.
Our archives contain numerous articles for researchers including photographs, plat books, newspapers, church records, census records, naturalization records and family files.

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