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Meetings are held the 1st Monday of each month.  
March to October.
5:00pm at the Museum



Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Noon - 4:00pm

June 1 to Labor Day


218-935-2389 - fall & winter

218-936-5083 - summer


You can email us year round


Donations are accepted throughout the year.  Arrange for drop off in the winter by calling or emailing. 

We are looking for the following:

  • Old photos of  farming, logging, fur trade, buildings, towns

  • Furs, hides of mink, beaver, fox, etc for displaying

  • 1970-80 computers or early  1980s cell phones 

Job Opening

Job Opening for 2024 Summer,
3 days per week.
Call 218-936-5083 and leave message or email to our mahnomen


Links to Maps Tell
A Story

From Our Newsletter

About Us:

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. 
Fall & Winter contact:  218-935-2389 Leave a message
Memorials, Donations, & Memberships
accepted at any time

Mail to PO BOX 123
Mahnomen MN 56557

 Wish List

  • Lighting in Back Room
  • Fix Awning in Front
  • Addition to building to take care of water runoff +
  • Display space

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

Past Communities

  • Duane
  • Pine Bend
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