The Kandiyohi County Historical Society is located on the North edge of Willmar, Minnesota and across from Willmar Lake and Robbins Island.

The Kandiyohi County Historical Society is a non-profit 501 (c)3 dedicated to "discovering, preserving, and sharing the story of Kandiyohi County and its people.

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Call (320) 235-1881 or email for more information!!

Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
Saturday & Sunday 1pm-4pm
(Memorial Day –Labor Day) 
Admission: Free, suggested donation $2.00
Location: MAP 610 NE Hwy 71
Willmar, MN  56201


Current News

Tenth Annual Tea at the Sperry House

Friday, June 6th ~ 1:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m.

The tenth annual "Tea at the Sperry House" will be held Friday, June 6th, serving at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.The theme this year is a “New Deal Tea”.   Come and learn what tea would’ve been like during the 1930s.    

Cost is $20 per person (adults only), with proceeds to benefit the Sperry House. Only 16 people will be served for each of the two teas, so reservations will fill quickly! Stop at the KCHS museum to register or call320-235-1881

The West Central Minnesota Baseball Hall of Fame announces the Inaugural Class Inducteesmore

Great Northern Railway Facebook PageThe Great Northern Railway Engine #2523 has it's own Facebook Page!!


The War Memorial Auditorium in Willmar was featured on Postcards this week. Watch it here.