About Us

The Kandiyohi County Historical Society began in 1897 under the name of the Old Settler’s Association.  This organization only met once a year, but their mission was the preserve the history of Kandiyohi County.  In 1927, a cabin was dedicated at the Kandiyohi County Fairgrounds to be used as a museum for the Old Settler’s Association.  In 1940, the name Kandiyohi County Historical Society was incorporated.  The present museum building was dedicated in 1969.  The Kandiyohi County Historical Society’s mission is “discovering, preserving and telling the story of Kandiyohi County and its people.” 

Old Settler’s Association