Street Address
6333 HC Andersen Alle
Askov, MN 55704
Mailing Address
PO Box 123
Askov, MN 55704
Hours
Museum Hours:
Exhibits open to the public
Monday - Saturday9 AM - 4 PM
Sunday1 PM - 4 PM
The Little Mermaid Cafe:
Cafe in the museum open from
Monday - Saturday7 AM - 7 PM
Sunday1 PM - 4 PM
Museum's Creative Co-op & Antiques Shop
Antiques and Locally made quality wares
Monday - Saturday9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday9 AM - 4 PM
Admissions
(Family membership is for spouses and minor children)
General Admission: $5
Annual individual membership: $10
Annual family membership: $20
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Cafe/Restaurant
Group Tours
Staff
Laurie Volk, Webmistress
phone: 320-216-7636

Description

The Pine County History Museum commemorates the pioneers of Pine County; honoring the diverse cultures that settled here and created villages and thriving communities from nothing but the abundant natural resources, their ingenuity, and the sweat of their brows.

The Pine County History Museum also reflects the multi-cultured heritage including Ojibwe and other Natives & European Settlers.

The museum is set up in themed sections and represent the diverse industries such as: Logging, Milling, Railways, Sandstone Quarries, Farming,and Rutabaga Production.

Mission

Preserving, Protecting and Disseminating the History of Pine County.

History

Re-established in 2012 in the former H.C. Andersen school in Askov, MN. The museum has 50,000 square feet and has transformed the former school building with 100% volunteer power!

Artifacts Collections

  • Pictures
  • Art
  • Tools
  • Artifacts
  • Clothing
  • Ephemera
  • Books
  • Historical Data
  • Ethnic
  • military
  • instrument/music
  • religious
  • furniture
  • household
  • archeological
  • textiles
  • crafts
  • and other historical artifacts of interest.

Research Collections

Pine County History Museum has extensive collections for research and is currently organizing the library with maps, books, ephemera, microfiche, films, photos, and other materials for research. The planned opening of library to the public is spring of 2013.

Educational Programs

Railroad Club

The goal of the club is to build a model of Pine County's rail system that was present during the logging and quarrying industry days. Meetings are held 10:00 am the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month at the Pine County History Museum, all are welcome to attend and participate! See website for updates and more information!

Exhibitions, Tours

Room is available and plans are underway to offer workshops, community education classes and other educational programs. See website class schedule and calendar.

    Facilities

    Re-established in the former Hans Christensen Andersen school in Askov Mn,PCHM is blessed with vast sqaure footage,including 2 gymnasiums for public events, large public restrooms, ample room for a library and exhibits, a banquet room for banquet rental, and its very own retail antique/handmade gifts and candy shops. The museum utilized the school cafeteria by revamping it into a cafe dubbed "The Little Mermaid Cafe" after HC Andersens book of that title. The cafe offers a full menu of home cooking and free wi-fi to the public.

    Auditoriums

    Lecture Halls

    Performance Areas

    Governance

    Governed by a board of directors.

    Library

    Pine County History Research Library

    The Pine County History Museum's dedicated volunteers are busy organizing a library for research concerning Pine County history and surrounding area.

    Access:

    Appointment required: No

    ADA

    Wheelchair Accessible

    Parking

    Restrooms

    Services

    Gift Shop

    Special Event Rental

    Restaurant

    Group Tours