Dunn Center, North Dakota
Street Address
153 Museum Trail
Dunn Center, ND 58626
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 86
Dunn Center, ND 58626
Hours
Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 am to 4:00 pm
Monday Closed

Admissions
Adults: $1
Family: $3
Children and students: free
Museum Type(s)
Staff
History

Dunn County Museum celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2006.

Artifact Collections

Dunn County Museum contains various artifacts that include, but are not limited to: American Indian, Western, Farm Machinery, Religious, Military, Children's Artifacts, Household Items, Clothing, Photographs, and Furniture from the last 150 years. These items portray the history of Dunn County, ND. Oral Histories of current and former Dunn County residents are also currently being compiled.

Thanks to the very generous endowments given to the Dunn County Historical Society by Les and Dorotha Pelton, Dunn County Museum was able to be built in 1986 and now includes more than 20,000 square feet of display space, making it possible to house a vast array of historical items. We've created many individual display rooms, including an old-time school, church, post office, bank, barber shop, kitchen, living room, and bedroom. A handsome Knife River flint exhibit provides much information on the history of flint extraction and tool-making techniques.

Dunn County Museum maintains the largest collection of Leo Harris black & white photos in existence. Harris, a popular candidate for the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, was a Dunn County native. A whole afternoon can be spent perusing the historic images he captured during the 1930s and '40s.

Our spacious "Western Room" is filled with old saddles, horse drawn buggies, a forge, a chuck wagon, and other cowboy memorabilia. This room also showcases many built-to-scale replicas of Dunn County historical sites. As well, we have two large buildings filled solely with antique farm equipment and machinery.

Research Collections

We have Dunn County homesteader records, cemetery records, oral histories, and other research resources.

Library

Access: General Public

Appointment required: Yes

Publications

Our newsletter "Tales & Trails" comes out three times a year.

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