Pipestone County Museum

Pipestone County Museum
We are a society of people dedicated to the preservation of the history of Pipestone County, Minnesota. We operate a historical museum that has many historical artifacts as well as genealogical resources.

The Pipestone County Historical Society was founded in 1880, less than one year after the organization of Pipestone County, and only six years after the first permanent euro-American settlers came to this area. Although one of the younger counties in Minnesota, ours is the second oldest County Historical Society. The society immediately began to collect and preserve the material heritage of the regions, as is the purpose stated in the By-Laws. Collections were housed at the Pipestone County Courthouse until 1967, when the City of Pipestone deeded the Old City Hall Building to the society. Since that time the building has served as the Pipestone County Historical Museum. The museum was at that time open only by appointment, and operated with a volunteer and part-time seasonal staff until the first full-time executive director was hired in 1979. Since that time operations and funding sources have stabilized and steadily increased. The museum staff serves every school in the county with tours, in-house programs, and outreach programs.

Open: 10am - 5pm Monday through Saturday.


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