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Pennington County Historical Society and Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village [MN]

The Pennington County Historical Society seeks to preserve and share the history of Pennington County, Minnesota. To this end, the society operates the Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village. The village depicts Minnesota pioneer life circa the early 19th century. The 19 structures include a museum, a schoolhouse, railroad depots, residences, a barber shop, and a blacksmith shop, among other sites. The village also contains historic gardens and farm machinery.

The village offers exhibits, period rooms, gardens, and guided tours. Guided tours are only available by appointment. The society website offers a substantial online database of photographs, maps, obituaries, cemetery records, and landowner records, among other items of archival and genealogical interest.

 
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