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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.

This year we are celebrating the role women played in the history of Lac qui Parle County, and the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote.

Our scheduled events are being impacted by the corona virus situation.
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Further information on events and exhibits will be posted as the details are finalized.

The 2020 Lac qui Parle County Fair has been cancelled.  The museum will be open for the stated hours above.

Membership in the Lac qui Parle County Historical Society

The museum depends on donations and memberships to stay in operation. Thank you for your support.

Personal Memberships: Annual Individual $20.00, Annual Family $30.00, Annual Contributor $50.00, Annual Benefactor $100.00, Annual Bronze $500, Annual Silver $1,000, Annual Gold $5,000

Business Memberships: Annual Bronze $50.00, Annual Silver $75.00, Annual Gold $100.00, Annual Diamond $250.00.  All business sponsors will be promoted in the museum, on our website and in our newsletter that goes out four times a year to over 200 people.

Payment Options

Credit Card or Paypal Balance: Use the Paypal button if you would like to use a credit card; safe, secure and you do not need a Paypal account. If you do have a Paypal account you have the option of paying from your existing balance.

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

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