About Us

Our Mission

We are dedicated to connecting with the past, understanding the present and making informed choices about the future by finding, preserving, explaining and sharing McLeod County History.

Museum Hours

Monday-Saturday: 10 AM to 4PM
Closed Labor Day
Sunday: Closed

Admission Fees:

Free will donation.

Brief History

Preserving local history has been an important undertaking in McLeod County since the old settlers gathered in the late 19th century to share their stories. According to local records, residents of McLeod County began to establish local historical societies as early as 1906.

In 1940, the McLeod County Historical Society was formally established and it incorporated the local historical chapters. The entire society met annually with chapters meeting more frequently.

In 1952, the society reorganized, with a new constitution and bylaws combining area chapters into one united society.