Meetings are held the 1st Monday of each month.  
February to October.
5:00pm at the Museum
Cleaning Day, May 17    1:00pm
Monday, June 7   5:00pm
Monday, August 2nd  5:00pm
Monday, September 7
Meetings may be canceled because of COVID-19
New Exhibits
Work Days
Quilt Raffle

Coffee & Conversation

Every Wednesday In August

Stop in from 1-3pm,  


We will discuss a variety of topics. 


  We have remodeled! 

  See our Updated Exhibits:   


     Native American

     Soo Line Railroad 

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About Us:


Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday

Noon - 4:00pm



218-936-5083- summer

You can email us year round

The Mahnomen County Historical Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization holding a membership with the Minnesota Historical Society since 1981. We are also a member of the Minnesota Historic Northwest.  

The Mission of the Society shall be the discovery, preservation and sharing of knowledge about the history of Mahnomen County and the State of Minnesota."

Research By Appointment 

Email us year round and we will do our best to help you or find another resource for you.  During Summer Hours, call ahead or come into the museum for help.   Spring contact number: 218-936-5083 leave a message. 
Memorials, Donations, & Memberships
accepted at any time
Mail Memorials to PO BOX 123
Mahnomen MN 56557

 Wish List

Lighting in Back Room

We represent the communities of Mahnomen, Waubun, Bejou, Beaulieu and Naytahwaush.  We have regular newsletters and regular monthly meetings. The BC Ness History Museum is open three afternoons a week during summer. It is located at 106 N Main Street in Mahnomen. We welcome school groups by appointment.

Check our CALENDAR & BLOG page for info on our latest exhibits and changes for this year. We have an extensive collection of the Mahnomen Pioneer newspaper on microfilm and are working toward digitizing other documents as funding allows. We actively look for grants and donations for operating funds and to make improvements in our exhibits.

Our Communities

  • Waubun

  • Mahnomen

  • Nay-Tah-waush

  • Bejou

  • Beaulieu