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1997 Flood Presentation

Logan Barat of Dawson has given LQPHC permission to share this web presentation he has prepared on the 1997 flooding in Lac qui Parle County and how it affected Dawson.


Lac qui Parle County Fair Scrapbook

This winter Fred Eckhart and Bob Glomstad assembled a scrap book about the history of the Lac qui Parle County Agricultural Society more commonly known as the LqP County Fair or the “Little Minnesota State Fair”. The scrap book contains information from 1873 to present day. Come and visit the museum to […]

Unique World War 1 Helmet

This unique camouflaged helmet once owned by Dr. Cyril Beaumont Hiram Hagebak of Madison, was recently donated to the museum by his grandson Beaumont William Hagebak of Plano, Texas. The dog tags along with several pictures were donated by Beaumont Roger Hagebak of Roseville, California Cyril Beaumont’s son.

Dr. Cyril Beaumont Hiram […]

Quilt Project

Sam Olson and Donna Anderson have been working on a photo collection of all the beautiful quilts that are in are collection.

One of the most historical quilts in our collection is a crazy quilt that is hand stitched together using a variety of different stitches. The unique part of this quilt […]

Outreach Programs

Salt Lake by Dr. W.J. Breckenridge

Rachel Croatt, our outreach assistant, has been working on programs for kids and adults. She recently developed a program about the history of Salt Lake and the birds that migrate through our area. She has already presented a program at the Dawson Nursing Home […]

Back to the 50’s

We are currently working on a new display that will tell the story of what it was like to grow up in the era of the 50’s.

Recently we received a Jungers Oil Heater from the family of Vincent and Madonna Michels that will be displayed in this room. Vincent farmed in […]

Spring Open House

Sunday, May 19, 2013: Museum opens 1:00 p.m., program at 2:00 p.m. Coffee and dessert will be served after the program


Join us on Sunday, May 19 when Jill Johnson, author of Little Minnesota, and her husband, photographer Deane Johnson, share stories and slides about Minnesota’s smallest towns. Several local towns are in […]

New Lighting System


The Lac qui Parle County Historical Society/Museum recently received a grant from the Minnesota Historical Society’s Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant Program for $79,700 to replace the existing lighting system in the museum display area. The project focuses on reducing deterioration on artifacts, reducing energy consumption, improving color rendition of objects on exhibits and […]

August 18 Bus Tour

August 18: Program and Tour of LqP Historic Sites

Reservations for this tour include a seat on an air-conditioned coach bus; the fee of $15 per person goes to cover the cost of the bus. Spaces are still available, make your reservation soon.

The Lac qui Parle History Center presents “1862 – A Fateful Year […]

Call for Photos – Town Schools

You may have seen our recently restored album of Lac qui Parle County country schools. Now it is time to create a companion album of the town schools. We are looking for photos of schools, students, teachers, and other historically significant subjects relating to schools in the county towns, including Madison, St. Michael’s, the […]