December 30 — Kandiyohi County Historical Society
Willmar, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, statutory holidays, $ 3 for adults 12 and under and Kandiyohi County Historical Society members admitted free, 320- 235-1881, located at the North Business Highway 71 locomotive across from Robbins Island. The museum has a number of featured exhibits. In addition to the museum, there is a one-room school, a log shed and a Great Northern locomotive. Maps of the county’s historic sites are available at the museum. http://www.kandiyohicountyhistory.com/
Christmas at Sperry House: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays in the partially restored 1893 house.
Celebrate the New Year: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., December 29 to 30. There will be a selfie photo booth and stations to make your own party hat and decorate your New Year’s drink. Two special events will be taking place at 1 p.m. with a limit of 30 people due to COVID-19 restrictions, so this will be the first come, first served. December 29 is a New Year’s do-and-take-out project; and December 30 is a project to create and get started with a 2022 sun catcher.
Historical society of the Atwater sector
Atwater, by appointment, call Carol at 320-266-7626, Jon at 320-444-0337, Sue at 320-220-0970 or Jo at 320-295-1354, Atwater Area Historical Society and Museum, 500 Pleasant Ave . W.
Danube Historical Society
The Danube Historical Society Museum is open by appointment, call 320-212-2877.
Historic center of Dassel
Dassel, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dassel History Center, 901 First St. N. To visit, call 320-275-3077 or email dahs @ dassel .com to make an appointment.
Fagen Fighters WWII Museum
Granite Falls, 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday to Saturday, Lenzen-Roe Memorial Airport, 3 miles south of Granite Falls on Highway 23; adults $ 10, 10-17 years $ 5, family $ 20, active military $ 5, 9 and under admitted free, annual memberships available. Home to an immaculate collection of fully operational and active WWII airplanes and vehicles, as well as works of art, bronze sculptures, interactive multimedia exhibits and a library. It is designed as a self-guided experience. Closed on public holidays.
GAR and Meeker County Museum
Litchfield, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, admission at $ 3, 11 and under free; Grand Army of the Republic Hall and Meeker County Historical Society Museum, 308 Marshall Ave., 320-693-8911, meekercomuseum.org.
Christmas Tree Village: until December 31; the fourth annual Meeker County Museum Christmas Tree Village with trees decorated by Meeker County organizations; $ 3.
Grove City Historical Museum
Grove City, open by appointment, call Dorothy 320-244-1044, Ron 320-693-2922 or Gordon 320-857-2636.
Talking Lake County Museum
Madison, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday to Friday; South Highway 75; voluntary donation. Social distancing rules will be respected, masks mandatory (provided if necessary).
Maynard History Museum
Maynard, open by appointment, call the City of Maynard office at 320-367-2140.
New London, open by appointment, call 320-354-8820, 12050 Co. Rd. 40 NE The Larry and Barb Levin Museum of Natural History is located on County Road 40, 2.8 miles to east of national road 23, on the north side of the road. Free entry.
Renville County Historical Society
Morton, 10 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday, research library by appointment only; adults $ 5, 6-17 years old $ 3, children 5 years and under free. Masks required. For more information or for a library appointment, call 507-697-6147, or email [email protected], website www.renvillecountyhistory.com.
Renville town museum
Renville, open by appointment, rue Main; 320-329-8210.
Museum of the Sacré-Coeur district
Sacré-Cœur, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays and by appointment, US Highway 212 in Sacré-Cœur; free entry, donations appreciated, call 320-765-2274, email [email protected]
Renville 4-H County: Celebrating 100 Years of Renville 4-H County
Benson, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday to Friday, or by appointment, 2135 Minnesota Ave .; free entry; 320-843-4467.
Stevens County Historical Museum
Morris, 9 am to 4 pm Tuesday to Friday, Saturday by appointment, 116 6th St. W .; free entry; 320-589-1719. Walking tours have been developed for Alberta, Chokio, Donnelly, Hancock and several parts of Morris. They take about an hour to cover the entire path; please stay on the sidewalk and do not enter private property. Check the website to see where brochures / maps are available for each visit.