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

West Central Area Baseball Hall of Fame Seeking Nominations for 2022


 


The Kandiyohi County Historical Society is proud to announce the Class of 2021 inductees into the West Central Minnesota Hall of Fame.  This year's inductees include: read more


The MinnWest Podcast: 🎙 Ep. 4 The History Of MinnWest & Willmar!

Jill Wohnoutka and Joanna sat down to recap the long history of the campus which started as a farm
🚜 owned by Leon Willmar..ya know, the guy our lovely town is named after!

If you’re a fan of history you N E E D to listen to this one!

Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2Qdc8hB
Google Play: http://bit.ly/MNWestPodGoogle
Stitcher: http://bit.ly/MNWestPodStitch
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2ElgsZI

Special thanks to the
Kandiyohi County Historical Society


 

Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
Saturday 10am-2pm (Memorial Day-Labor Day)
Sperry House open Saturday 10am-2pm (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
Contact Us

320-235-1881
kandhist@msn.com

General Inquires kandhist@msn.com
 Research Questions research@kandiyohicountyhistory.com

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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Photo by Greg Harp


 

 

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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

Patron-$100

Corneil-Elkjer Agency North Risk Partners
Lyle Stai
Dr. Roger & Kay Strand
Rand & Donna Middleton
Todd Erickson
Rolf & Joyce Standfuss
Peterson Brothers Funeral Home
Dick & Delores Olson
Don & Janet Dokken
Doris Hennen
Curt Engstrom
Mary Schnell
Bea Ourada
Louise Thoma
Sam Nelson
Gayle & Linda Larson
Gerri Ekblad
Richard & Sheila Bosch
Craig & Renee Johnson
Yvonne Natvig
Carol & Lee Roisum
Richard Falk & Maxine Zempel
Robert Bliss
Pete & Carla Fostervold
Brenda McNichols
Dale & Judy Johnson
Rick & Darla Fagerlie
Duaine & Ann Amundson
Orial Vern & Mildred Buer
Shawn Mueske
Gary Swenson
Rollie & Judy Boll
Beckie Johnson
Wallace Gustafson
Moody Schmidt & Kleinhuzien
Jennie-O Turkey Store
Dean & Diane Shuck
Stan & Sue Malecek
Sam & Barbara Modderman
Arlen & Sheila Sjerven
Sonia Collier
Cal & Diane Miner
James Leary
Mary Norby Opheim
David & Dara Lynn Horner
Harvest Bank
Gail Nygaard Anderson

Bronze-$500

Ardell & Marilyn Johnson
Scott Nelson

Silver-$1000

Laura Rassmussen


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