Norman County Historical and Genealogy Society


Prairie Village and Red River Museum

The Norman County Historical Society is a two site organization.  The Prairie Village in Ada consists of 12 historic buildings that tell the story of the county’s beginning.  The Red River Museum in Shelly is an ArtDeco 1930’s school that features looms and our military collection.

Free admission Locations:   Ada, Hwy. 200 West

Shelly, one block off Hwy. 75

Hours of operation:  Ada:  Tues, Wed, Thurs, 10:00-5:00, Saturday 1-4                                                    Shelly;  Tuesday evenings, 7-9 p.m.

Telephone number:  218-784-6904    Email address:

Web address:

Mailing address:  PO Box 201  Ada, MN. 56510

Contact person:  Solveig Kitchell

Special Events:  Norman County Fair – third weekend in June

Old Fashioned Christmas   First weekend in December

Pioneer Days – second weekend in Sept.

Museum Mondays – July and August