Minnesota

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 Litchfield

   

    Grand Army of the Republic Hall/History Museum

    (320) 693-8911.  308 Marshall N, 55355-2112.  Tu-Sun 12-4.  Free parking.  W
    Museum contains county history artifacts, including a log cabin; Grand Army of the Republic Hall (the only GAR hall still in use in MN), next to museum, contains Civil War artifacts; call for group tour information.

 

Luverne

 

    Rock CO History Museum At Masonic Temple Site

    (507) 283-2122, (507) 283-4061.  123 Freeman Ave N, 56156.  Open Tu, Th & Sat 2-4 and by appt.  W, $
    The Rock County Historical Museum houses artifacts dating from the 1870s when Luverne, the county seat, developed into an agri-business center. Displays of postcards, papers, graduation pictures, county maps/furnishings, a rural school corner and military uniforms from Civil War to Vietnam, and related war memorabilia and a gun collection.

 

Madison

 

    Lac Qui Parle County Historic Center

    (320) 598-7678.  250 8th Ave S, 56256-1146.  Open M-Sat 9-4:30 or by appt.  Free

    Large Museum with many pioneer displays, several period rooms, Melum doll collection of 300 dolls, period clothing, early home and farm implements, wildlife exhibit, military display -- Civil War to Desert Storm, Native American display, log cabin furnished as pioneer home, pioneer schoolhouse, Robert Bly Study used by local poet and writer during the 60s, machine and transportation shed, native prairie garden, genealogy research center, photo gallery and many family histories.

 

Mantorville

 

    Dodge CO Historical Society Museum

    (507) 635-5508.  615 N Main Box 433, 55955-0433.  Open May-mid Oct: T-SA 12-4pm; mid Oct-Apr 30: TH-SA 10am-4pm.  $

    Housed in a limestone church dating to 1869; 1856 house built, 1883 school built; museum has American Indian artifacts, a Civil War collection, county history dated from 1750; genealogical research library.

 

Pipestone

 

    Pipestone Chamber & CVB Civil War Days

    http://www.pipestoneminnesota.com/ E-mail: pipecham@pipestoneminnesota.com 

    (507) 825-3316, (800) 336-6125.  117 8th Av SE PO Box 8, 56164
    August

   Held  at the Song of Hiawatha Pageant Grounds, the Pipestone Civil War Days festival brings the Civil War to life for visitors of all ages. Some 400 living history re-enactors from throughout the upper Midwest portray soldiers and civilians, north and south, in camp, drill, and daily life, as well as in lively battles and skirmishes throughout the weekend.
  

   Pipestone National Monument

    http://www.nps.gov/pipe/

    507-825-4474.  104 9th St, NE.  Open M-Sat 10-6.

    Fort Pipestone stands at the entrance to Pipestone National Monument.