We are located in HubbardCounty, 301 Court Avenue Park Rapids, Minnesota
For over a century, the citizens of HubbardCountyhave been dedicated to sharing and preserving the history of it’s citizens. The Historical Society was originally started in 1893. It was incorporated on July 26, 1954and the museum was formed. The Little Log Museum opened its doors in 1954 with the help of donated items from local residents. Eventually, the Museum became so crowded that it was in need of a new location and in 1977, the museum was moved to its present location in the former County Courthouse. This beautiful, old, Victorian building was built in 1900. After a little remodeling they opened the doors in 1978 as the new historical museum. The interior remains much the same as it did 100 years ago. The walls have been repainted the original rich green color and the tin ceiling is intact. The wide staircase remains solid oak. Names of the original courthouse offices are still on the doors. Each room depicts a different aspect of early life in Hubbard County. The building is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Having saved the original building from being demolished, the HCHS has been able to provide a beautiful place to preserve and display our county’s heritage through the generous donations of the community and residents, past and present. The Heritage site is a living, breathing guide to both the past you did not know and to how it connects to your life today.
The museum is host to thousands of visitors each year, which is remarkable considering the size of the community and that we are only open from May to October. Our visitors are all favorably impressed by what they see and do not expect to find such a wonderful museum in a small town like ours. We are very proud of the accomplishments in our museum and feel that we perform a valuable service to the citizens of Park Rapids and surrounding communities. We provide a cultural and educational center, and by its location, a historical setting in which to preserve the nature of our rich cultural heritage. The museum does not charge admission; donations are our main source of income.
Your tax deductible donations may be mailed to The Hubbard County Historical Museum PO Box 327 Park Rapids, MN 56470