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Welcome to the Martin County Historical Society! Our Mission is to preserve and share the history of Martin County by acquiring, conserving, appropriately displaying, and making it accessible for viewing, research, and educational purposes. We hope you enjoy the many features of our site; please contact us if you have any questions or requests. Thank you for taking the time to enjoy Martin County’s History!

MCHS Updates

July 15:

NOTE: The Pioneer Museum and the Lakesters Car Club will be hosting a Car Show THIS SATURDAY, JULY 19th at the SMEC Parking Lot (Presentation College) from 10am to 2pm. Stop on down for a good time, tasty food, and some really cool cars!

Here are some Museum Updates from the Summer so far:

Lauren Tesdahl's Veteran Interview was shown on our nice new (and large) television

The crowd at the Lauren Tesdahl presentation

Visitors enjoying refreshments after the Veryl Champine Veteran presentation

Lenzner Bus
The Lenzner Tour Group from Pennsylvania were here for their annual trip

Lenzner Tour Group
Here are the fine folks from out East!

The MCHS was recently the winner of a Minnesota History Award for the Renovation of the Pioneer Parsonage. The award was given by the Minnesota Alliance for Local History Museums at their recent Annual Meeting in Mankato, MN. A big THANK YOU to all involved with the Parsonage project!

Parsonage Bridal Shower
Parsonage Bridal Shower
Speaking of which, we continue to have some great rental events at the Pioneer Parsonage. For example, we just had a beautiful Bridal Shower. Click either of the above pictures to see more from the event! The Parsonage is available for rental for many different types of events; check out the rental contract and/or contact the Pioneer Museum to book an event.

-James Marushin

P.S. Don't forget that the Martin County Historical Society is now on Facebook! So if you are a Facebook user, come visit our page and/or "Like" us to stay connected with MCHS!