Otter Tail County Historical Society

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Title

Otter Tail County Historical Society

Subject

Historical Society and Museum

Description

The Otter Tail County Historical Society holds a museum, research library and educational resource facility for the community of Otter Tail County. Their museum holds permanent exhibits that include information on the environment, the fur trade, immigration, Native American history, agricultural lifestyle and past recreation in the Otter Tail County during the late 1800s to early 1900s. Within its library, the Otter Tail County Historical Society has available the following indexes: birth records from 1871 to 1901, marriage licenses from 1869 to 1991, death records from 1869 to 1918, cemetery records from 1865 to the present, obituaries from 1871 to the present, naturalization records from 1870 to 1919, a history of the county published in 196, and plat books in the years 1884, 1902, 1912, 1925, and 1933. They also have extensive research on military history, past townships, multiple other online databases for extended research. Performing research does cost six dollars per day and any photocopies made are 25 cents each. Within their educational resource facility, the Society holds numerous amounts of kits and lessons for students to participate in and have hands on experience with. These include usage of photographs, artifacts, historical documents and live demonstrations.

Creator

Director: Chris Schuelke

Source

(218) 736-6038
otchs@prtel.com

Publisher

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Date

Hours: September – May, Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, June – August, Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm & Saturday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Contributor

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Rights

Free Admission

Relation

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Language

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Type

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Identifier

1110 West Lincoln
Fergus Falls, MN 56357
(218) 736-6038

Coverage

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Citation

Director: Chris Schuelke , “Otter Tail County Historical Society,” Directory of Historical and Cultural Organizations and Museums , accessed July 24, 2021, https://nllndirectory.omeka.net/items/show/40.

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