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The Plainview Area History Center, an affiliate of the Rural America Arts Partnership, is an organization committed to telling the stories and preserving the history of people and events of the Plainview area. Your membership and support will help accomplish this.

A newsletter is published 3 times a year giving update and reports on projects and activities. Membership also includes discount prices on publications printed by the History Center.

Two major events within the Plainview community that the History Center actively participates in are the annual "Corn on the Cob" event held in August and "Old Fashioned Christmas" held in December. Each provides a unique opportunity for the center to engage the public in visiting the center and participating in unique program activities initiated by the Center.

Please join us and support the Plainview Area in this unique undertaking.

Individual Membership $12/year
Family Membership $24/year

A copy of the Plainview Area History Center Membership Form can be obtained online. Its PDF format allows you to view the form electronically on most computers. The freely available Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view and print PDF files.

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  • Hours

    • Open - Saturdays, 1-4 PM
    • Other by Appointment
    • Closed on Holiday Weekends
    • The History Center is closed January and February
    • The Watkins House is closed January through April
  • Contact Information

    • Correspondence:
    • 40 4th St SW
    • Plainview, MN 55964
    • Phone:
    • (507) 534-4173 (Center)
    • (507) 534-2670 (Ron Manzow)
    • E-mail:
  • Photos

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  • Genealogical Information

  • Watkins Information

  • Plainview Information