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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.

The Quilt Book is here!

The Quilts of Lac qui Parle County is a photographic look into the quilts in our collection and the quilts loaned to us for our 2016 exhibit.

  • 136 pages, 270 full color photos
  • 8.5″ x 11″ trade paperback
  • $25.00

If you reserved an advance copy at the discount price, we will be in touch with you.

Copies are available in the museum gift shop.  We have 10 copies to start, and will have plenty more after November 23.

Or, call the museum at 320-598-7678 to reserve a copy, add $6.45 for Priority shipping, and mail your check to

Lac qui Parle County Museum
250 8th Avenue South
Madison, Minnesota 56256

The book is also available on Amazon and is eligible for Prime Shipping.

All proceeds go to raise funds for the museum.


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

Payment Options

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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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