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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.

World War I Exhibit
The Great War: How WWI Hit Home in West Central Minnesota

Sunday, January 27
Grand Opening Preview & Luncheon
Free admission, donations appreciated
Doors open 1:30 pm
Exhibit ribbon cutting 2:00 pm

We encourage all veterans and their families to come to the Grand Opening as our special guests.

This traveling exhibit, created by the West Central Minnesota Historical Association (WCMHA), is focused solely on west central Minnesota and includes stories of those who served from Lac qui Parle County.  Additional stories and artifacts from the museum’s collection will be displayed to tell the story of Lac qui Parle County’s involvement in the war.

The exhibit will be open to the public January 28 thru March 8, 2019, Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. and by appointment (320-598-7678).  

The exhibit is made possible by a Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant from the Minnesota Historical Society.  

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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