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

Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
Saturday & Sunday 1pm-4pm
(Memorial Day –Labor Day) 
Admission: $3.00 / 12 & under free
Kandiyohi County Historical Society Members  Free
Location: MAP 610 NE Hwy 71
Willmar, MN  56201
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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.


Photo by Greg Harp


Current News



The Kandiyohi County Historical Society partnered with the Willmar Stingers to begin a West Central Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014. We are seeking nominations for the 2019 class. more info

Help support the Kandiyohi County Historical Society and keep your heritage alive by becoming a member!  

Benefits include free admission to entire facility, subscription to quarterly newsletter, reduced rates to KCHS programs!

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Supporting Memberships

Thank you for providing support for preservation of our heritage! These supportive levels provide support beyond the basic membership dues.  This support enables the KCHS to maintain professional level standards for preservation, exhibits, programs and other services


Sonia Collier
Loren & Smitty Luschen
United Prairie Bank
Mary Norby Opheim
Harvest Bank
Cal & Diane Miner
David & Dara Lynn Horner
Bea Ourada
Stan & Sue Malecek
Sam & Barbara Modderman
Mary Schnell
Beckie Johnson
Wallace Gustafson
Harriet Rogenes
Gayle & Linda Larson
Gerri Ekbald
Jennifer Klett
Sam Nelson
Craig & Renee Johnson
Yvonne Natvig
Robert Bliss
Richard Falk & Maxine Zempel
Shawn & Deb Mueske
Pete & Carla Fostervold
Rick & Darla Fagerlie
Curt Engstrom
Dale & Judy Johnson
Orial Vern Buer
Edward & Katherine Green
Betty Schneider


Jennie-O Turkey Store
Louise Thoma
Ardell & Marilyn Johnson


Laura Rassmussen

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