Street Address
380 School Road NW
Hutchinson, MN 55350
Mailing Address
380 School Road NW
Hutchinson, MN 55350
phone: 320-587-2109
e-mail: info@mcleodhistory.org
web: www.mcleodhistory.org
Hours
Monday10 AM - 8 PM
Thursday - Friday10 AM - 4 PM
Saturday1 PM - 4 PM
Sunday, Tuesday - Wednesdayclosed
Admissions
Adults: $3.00
Seniors:$2.00 (55 years and up)
Children: $1.00 6-18years
Children 5 years and younger free
Staff
Lori Pickell-Stangel, Executive Director
phone: 320-587-2109

Description

Welcome to the McLeod County Historical Society in Hutchinson, Minnesota. We are dedicated to connecting with the past, understanding the present and making informed choices about the future by finding, preserving, explaining and sharing McLeod County History. Along with an extensive exhibit area and art gallery, our building houses a document and photograph archive. A workshop and storage area provides space to manage and maintain a large collection. Research information for family history and genealogy is provided in a library which includes printed materials and microfilms. A large meeting room and attached kitchen provide a comfortable place for historical programs and other public and private gatherings.

History

Preserving local history has been an important undertaking in McLeod County since the old settlers gathered in the late 19th century to share their stories. According to local records, residents of McLeod County began to establish local historical societies as early as 1906.

In 1940, the McLeod County Historical Society was formally established and it incorporated the local historical chapters. The entire society met annually with chapters meeting more frequently. In 1952, the society reorganized, with a new constitution and bylaws combining area chapters into one united society.