Last updated: 6/3/2008
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
Street Address
714 Summit Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Mailing Address
PO BOX 622
Detroit Lakes, MN 56502
phone: 218-847-2938
fax: 218-847-5048
e-mail: mail@beckercountyhistory.org
web: www.beckercountyhistory.org
Hours
Tuesday - Saturday; 10-4PM
Admissions
Free: The Society charges $6.50 per individual search. For this fee, our staff will search our birth, death, and marriage transaction indexes, as well as obituary searches. Please be aware that the charge is to search one individual only. Additional individuals will be searched separately and charged accordingly. Also, even if our search for your individual is unsuccessful, you will be charged for the search. Please keep this in mind. For further information on your individual, we charge a $13.00 per hour research fee. For this fee, our staff will use all the resources available in the libraries of the Historical Society and the Heart O' Lakes Genealogical Society. An invoice will be sent to you with charges incurred. Upon receipt of your payment, your requested materials will be mailed to you.
Services
Gift Shop
Staff
Carrie Johnston, Curator/Manager
phone: 218-847-2938
Description

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. In 1924, this organization was renamed the Becker County Historical Society, but the mission stayed the same -- To preserve and communicate the history of Becker County and its people to all generations.

Mission

The Becker County Historical Society is home to extensive historical and genealogical resources. Histories of townships, local churches, families, plat maps, and indexes to some Becker County courthouse records are just some of the materials that can be found in our Walter D. Bird Memorial Library.

Artifact Collections

A history of Becker County and it's people. Exhibits featuring pioneer life, Military service and local tourism and life.

Research Collections

Becker County Birth, Death and Marriage Records, 100 years of area newspapers on microfilm. Thousands of photographs and home to the Heart of the Lakes Geneological Society.

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: No

Publications

  • Quarterly Newsletter is available to members.
  • Services

    Gift Shop

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