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. Please feel free to enjoy one way in which we attempt to fulfill that mission: our website. We have many features such as historic articles and an online tour of each room for all to enjoy. We hope that everyone can find something interesting in our internet home. If you like what you see please consider coming down to the Pioneer Museum located near the Downtown Plaza section in Fairmont, MN or becoming an annual member. Thank you for taking the time to enjoy our website and Martin County’s History!
Wow, so the Spring and Summer (and even Fall) schedules have REALLY filled up fast! The MCHS will be a busy place in the coming months and we are very proud to be sharing our county's histories in a variety of ways with so many people! So here is the rundown of the events will be offering to the public (most of these we will also be advertising elsewhere so keep a look out in the papers and in your email inboxes!):
Tuesday, May 7th, 2:00pm: A Veteran's story - Rose Bancks
Tuesday, May 28th, 2:00pm: Powerpoint presentation: "Martin County Churches "
Tuesday, June 4th, 2:00pm: A Veteran's story - Martin Welchlin
Saturday, June 15th: MCHS will be participating in the IHD/Summer Fun Festival Parade
Tuesday, June 18th: PM Echange for Chamber of Commerce Members at the Pioneer Parsonage
Tuesday, June 25th, 2:00pm: Powerpoint presentation - "Historic Homes"
Saturday, June 29th: Pioneer Parsonage Open House in conjunction with the Garden Tour
Tuesday, July 2nd, 2:00pm: A Veteran's story - Clarence Luhmann
Saturday, July 20th: MCHS and Lakesters Car Club Classic Car Show
Tuesday, July 30th, 2:00pm: Powerpoint Presentation - "History of Truman"
Tuesday, August 6th, 2:00pm: A Veteran's story - Jim Simser
Saturday, August 24th (tenatively): Open House for former employees of Railway Motors
Tuesday, August 27th, 2:00pm: Powerpoint Presentation - "Downtown Plaza - Pre 1940s)
Tuesday, September 3rd, 2:00pm: A Veteran's story - Richard Kramer
Thursday, September 19th, 6:00pm: MCHS Annual Meeting at the Red Rock Center; Speaker: Tom Arneson
Tuesday, September 24th, 2:00pm: Powerpoint Presentation - "Historic Fairmont Advertisements"
Tuesday October, 29th, 2:00pm: Powerpoint Presentation - "Important People in Martin County's Past"
Yes, that is quite the list! That's in addition to our Walking Tour for 5th Graders at Heritage Acres, School visits to the museum, and a host of other programs and projects! Stay tuned as these dates near for more details and we hope to see many of you at one, many, or even ALL of our events!
Also, we had our 6th annual Card Party recently; we'll post some of the pictures from that event soon. We had a gorgeous day (devoid of any Spring Snow Events) and had over 50 card players. Thanks again to all who helped and who attended!
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!