Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
Cemetery, Historical Society, Library
In 1882, the citizens of Becker County recognized the need for preservation of the history of their community. The result was the Pioneer Settlers Union. The group, comprised of many of our founding residents, actively worked to preserve the history of their burgeoning community as it was happening.
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Botanical Garden, Cemetery, Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Military, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Planetarium, Science, Specialized, Zoo
The Minnesota Historical Society is chief caretaker of Minnesota's story—and the History Center is home to the Society's vast collections. Within its archives reside artifacts ranging from American Indian moccasins and artwork to furniture and photographs, Civil War-era flags and a wealth of geneaological information. All of it is accessible today and for future generations.