Hubbard County Historical Society - Museum

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Our museum is open seasonally May 1st through September 30. The building is the original Hubbard County Courthouse built in 1900. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10:30a.m. to 4:30p.m.  Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. We are located at 301 Court Street in Park Rapids, MN.  Tours are available. Please call ahead if you have a large group, (218) 732-5237. Call for details about our programs.

The interior of the museum retains the original tin ceilings, eight vaults, and the gilded 14 karat gold lettering on the office doors.  Your visit offers an opportunity to delve into the beginnings of our county.  Each room depicts a different aspect of early life in the area.  We encourage you to take a step back in time and enjoy learning about the history of our community.

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The museum is host to hundreds of visitors each year, which is remarkable considering the size of the community and that we are only open from May to October. Our visitors are all favorably impressed by what they see and do not expect to find such a wonderful museum in a small town like ours. We are very proud of the accomplishments in our museum and feel that we perform a valuable service to the citizens of Park Rapids and surrounding communities. We provide a cultural and educational center, and by its location, a historical setting in which to preserve the nature of our rich cultural heritage. The museum does not charge admission; donations are our main source of income.  Membership to the Hubbard County Historical Society offers the opportunity to support the museum, receive our quarterly newsletter and listen to guest speakers at our monthly meetings.

Help us Preserve our History and become a member or make a donation at (218) 732-5237 or email historicalmuseum@arvig.net

SUPPORT OUR EFFORTS ..... Please donate to the HUBBARD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY ENDOWMENT FUND.
Our endowment fund is managed by the  NORTHWEST MINNESOTA FOUNDATION. You can find their WEBSITE at: www.nwmf.org.
Your gift to our endowment lasts into perpetuity and will support our mission for years to come!

We have the following Fund Raisers planned for 2020

Roast Beef Dinner Friday June 19, 2020 at the American Legion in Park Rapids. Roast Beef Dinner, Vegetables, Bread with an Ice Cream Sundae for dessert. Watch for our announcement about specifics.  Call 218-732-5237 for information. Silent Auction items are needed for that evening also, your support is greatly appreciated!

Crazy Days Root Beer Floats on Main Street - July 2020 - find us on main street and purchase a delicious root beer float & help HCHS at the same time.

 

H.C.H.S. Mission Statement

The mission of the Hubbard County Historical Museum is to provide an historical setting to educate the public and display our county's heritage through generous donations from the community and its residents, past and present.

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Hubbard County MNGen Web

Here is a short video tour of the Hubbard County Historical Museum featuring some of our collection.

Upcoming Events
The meeting rooms are handicap accessible.
Friday, May 1 - 2020
Museum Opens for the Season

Monday May 18, 2020
Meeting at Northwoods Bank.
Program presented by Nels Kramer "Akeley Logging History" 7 pm at the Northwoods Bank meeting room. 
Refreshments will be served. Call 732-5237 for more information.
 Monday June 29, 2020
Meeting at Northwoods Bank, lower level.
Program presented by Jack Churchill "Clocks" 7 pm at Northwoods Bank.
Refreshments will be served. Call 732-5237 for more information. 

Monday July 27, 2020.


Meeting at the Northwoods Bank, lower level.
Program presented by Nancy Newman "Shell City - Rest of the Story" 
7 pm at the Northwoods Bank, Lower Level. Refreshments will be served. 
Call 732-5237 for more information. 
 

 



Monday August 31, 2020
Meeting at the Northwoods Bank.
Presentation by Carolynne White "100 Years for Women Voters" at 7 pm. Northwoods Bank meeting room.
Refreshments will be served. Call 732-5237 for more information. 
Monday September 28, 2020.
Meeting at the Northwoods Bank.
Presentation by Ren Holland "WWI Effects on Resorts" 7 pm at the Northwoods Bank.
Refreshments will be served. Call 732-5237 for information.
Monday October 26, 2020.
Meeting at the Northwoods Bank; 7 p.m.. 
Annual Meeting

Presentation by Bert Hill "Shell Prairie Fair History". 7 p.m. Northwoods Bank.

     

Hubbard County Historical Society • 301 Court St. • P.O. Box 327
Park Rapids, MN 56470 • (218) 732-5237