Verndale Museum

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Title

Verndale Museum

Subject

Museum

Description

Verndale was founded in 1878, and the museum, hosted by the Verndale Historical Society, “shows just how much history and intrigue can be found in the small towns of northern Minnesota.” The photo collection contains pictures of local families over the years, war heroes, and Minnesota’s volunteer infantry unit in the Civil War. From exhibits on Verndale’s most famous citizen, General Lesley S. McNair, a four-star general, the town’s historic grist mill, and photos from Verndale’s annual 4th of July celebration, there is a wide variety of history to see. The museum also gives the public access to five of the old Wadena County newspapers including, the Wadena County Tribune, the Verndale Journal, the Wadena Journal, the Wadena Pioneer Journal, and the Verndale Sun, all ranging from the 1870s to the present. Mong the other research the museum holds, they also include old pictures and histories on the first settlement of the town, maps on the old business districts during the late 1800s and maps on the Green Lawn Cemetery.

Creator

President: Bill Hess

Source

(218) 445-5745
verndalehistory@gmail.com

Publisher

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Date

Hours: Call for an appointment

Contributor

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Rights

Free Admission

Format

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Language

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Type

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Identifier

202 North Farwell Street
Verndale, MN 56482

Coverage

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Citation

President: Bill Hess , “Verndale Museum ,” Directory of Historical and Cultural Organizations and Museums , accessed December 12, 2018, https://nllndirectory.omeka.net/items/show/59.

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