Museums and historic sites published on October 20, 2021

Willmar, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, statutory holidays, $ 3 for adults 12 and under and Kandiyohi County Historical Society members admitted free, 320-235- 1881, located at Business Highway 71 North Station across from Robbins Island. The museum has a number of featured exhibits. In addition to the museum, there is a one-room school, a log shed and a Great Northern locomotive. Maps of the county’s historic sites are available at the museum.

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.

Chippewa County Historical Society sites are closed. For more information, call 320-269-7636, email [email protected], or visit the website at

The Danube Historical Society Museum is open from 1.30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays in the old Danube Depot building or by appointment call 320-212-2877.

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.

Granite Falls, 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday to Saturday, Lenzen-Roe Memorial Airport, 3 miles south of Granite Falls on Highway 23; adults $ 10, 10-17 years $ 5, family $ 20, active military $ 5, 9 and under admitted free, annual memberships available. Home to an immaculate collection of fully operational and active WWII aircraft and vehicles, as well as works of art, bronze sculptures, interactive multimedia exhibits and a library. It is designed as a self-guided experience.

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

Grove City, open by appointment, call Dorothy 320-244-1044, Ron 320-693-2922 or Gordon 320-857-2636.

Madison, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday to Friday; Route du Sud 75; voluntary donation. The rules of social distancing will be respected, masks mandatory.

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

New London, open by appointment, call 320-354-8820, 12050 Co. Rd. 40 NE The Larry and Barb Levin Museum of Natural History is located on County Road 40, 2.8 miles to east of national road 23, on the north side of the road. Free entry.

Morton, 10 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday, research library by appointment only; adults $ 5, 6-17 years old $ 3, children 5 years and under free. Face masks compulsory. For more information or for a library appointment, call 507-697-6147, or email [email protected], website

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

Sacré-CÅ“ur, 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, by appointment only, US Highway 212 to Sacré-CÅ“ur; free entry, donations appreciated, contact Sonja at 320-765-2274 or Elaine at 320-894-7907; send an email to [email protected]

Willmar, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, through October 31 or by appointment, 3310 Business Highway 71 S .; presents the history of roads and agricultural fields, more than 300 tractors, cars, trucks and fire trucks; Souvenir shop; adults $ 6, under $ 12 are $ 3, ages 5 and under admitted free; 320-235-4341.

Benson, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday to Friday, or by appointment, 2135 Minnesota Ave .; free entry; 320-843-4467.

Morris, 9 am to 4 pm Tuesday to Friday, Saturday by appointment, 116 6th St. W .; free entry; 320-589-1719. Walking tours take about an hour to complete the entire path; please stay on the sidewalk and do not enter private property.

Walking Tour, West Side of Morris: brochure located in the plastic box outside the Nevada Avenue entrance, ride a bike or walk the route, stopping at 10 locations and read the history of each building / house.

Hancock walking tour: brochure / map available at Hancock town office, cycle or walk the route, stopping at 10 listed locations.

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