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Lac qui Parle County History Center

Our mission is to represent visually and chronologically the priceless heritage of Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota, which includes Lac qui Parle State Park, and the towns of Bellingham, Boyd, Dawson, Louisburg, Madison, Marietta and Nassau. Lac qui Parle (locals pronounce it Lak kwa Par-uhl ) is a French translation of the native Dakota name, meaning “lake which speaks” and is a reference to a lake formed by the widening of the Minnesota River along the northeastern border of the county.


    nancy moen

We are saddened to announce that Lac qui Parle County Historical Society board member Nancy Moen passed away on January 1, 2018 at her home.  Her smiling face and enthusiastic participation in the museum will be missed.

Nancy’s funeral will be held Saturday, January 20th at 10:30 am at Faith Lutheran Church in Madison, MN. A prayer service will be held 7 pm the previous evening, same location.

Nancy’s Obituary

2018 Programs & Events Schedule

Date TBA– Fagen Bus Tour
February 11 – Paranormal Minnesota – Chad Lewis
February 12 –Minnesota Gangsters Past–Chad Lewis
March 3 – Saluting the Civil War – Doug Ohman
April 15 – Brunch and Raffle
May 6–Open House – Inspiration Through the Lens
July 29 – Heritage Day
September 6 – 9 – Lac qui Parle County Fair



Membership in the Lac qui Parle County Historical Society

Personal memberships: Individual $15.00, Family $25.00, Contributor $50.00, Benefactor $100.00

Business memberships: Bronze $25.00, Silver $50.00, Gold $75.00, Platinum $100

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Cash or check: Stop in at the museum, or email us a request for a membership form.

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