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Historical Museum


The Mahnomen County Historical Society was organized in 1981. The initial goal, which still holds true today, is to "collect, preserve and interpret" artifacts, collections and information concerning the history of Mahnomen County.

Museum Opens the Friday of Memorial Weekend Each Summer

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Featured exhibits include:

The B. C. NESS MAHNOMEN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM contains many interesting exhibits, including:

  • Country School
  • Country Kitchen
  • Schermerborn Farms (Mahnomen County's Bonanza Farms of the early 1900's)
  • Native American exhibit
  • Agricultural display
  • Rotating displays throughout the season

Read about Mahnomen County history here.

Old Mahnomen County School Room

Country School Exhibit


Moonshine in Mahnomen County Exhibit
Moonshine in Mahnomen County Exhibit
During the years of Prohibition, moonshining was common.  Most of the time, moonshine was made for private use.


Mahnomen County Museum

Located at 116 N. Main Street in Mahnomen


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Mahnomen County Historical Society
P. O. Box 123
Mahnomen, MN  56557

Museum Phone: 218-936-5083

Contact person:  Luella Voit, Staff Member

Cell: 218-280-1225


We can help you with research if you arrange a time.

Open: Memorial Day - Labor Day weekends
Hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday - Noon to 4:00 p.m.

Admission is $2. Free to members and 10-year pledge signers and their guests.

More information on the museum available here.



Contact Us | Mahnomen County Courthouse, 311 N. Main Street, Mahnomen, MN  56557-0379 | Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

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