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Norman County Minnesota Historical  and Genealogy Society

Museums located in Ada and Shelly, Minnesota

Museum Sites

History Matters!!

GrainThe Prairie Village is a living museum of preserved buildings used in early days. The Village is host to machinery, furnishings, tools, and other articles used by the pioneers. The log cabin, churches, depot, school and the machinery exhibit building all bring back to us the days of long ago. The Pioneer Village is located on the Norman County Fairgrounds on Hwy 200 on the west side of town. The Historical and Genealogy Research Center located in the Log Museum in the Prairie Village is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Log Museaum
Log Museum
Prairie Village
Prairie Village
 Museum Hours
Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 5 p.m.
Saturday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
or by appointment
The display for 2010-2012 at the Log Museum in Ada features items found while
Laundry Living Room 


GrainThe Norman County Historical and Genealogy Society opened the Red River History Museum in the old Shelly School in 1999. The school is a unique 1930's art deco building. It is the repository for the society's military collection. This museum is one of the attractions on U.S. Highway75, the Historic King of Trails.

Red River Museum

Red River History Museum
Museum Hours
Tuesday: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. or by appointment










One of the Looms

Military Dislay
Military Display

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This site is maintained by Colleen Goltz with
the dedication and assistance of the
Norman County Historical and Genealogy Society.