Roseau County Historical Society

Established in 1927, the not for profit organization contains both an excellent museum and research center. The museum displays both permanent and rotating thematic exhibits based on the history of Roseau County and/or Northwest Minnesota. They cover a variety of topics include immigration and the development of the county, local American Indians, agriculture, business and industry, and veteran history. The museum encourages visitors to participate in the interactive exhibits. Historic photographs, shown on a SMART Board screen, cover exhibit themes. The museum also hosts traveling exhibits from the Smithsonian Institute, the Minnesota Historic Northwest Consortium, the Minnesota Historical Society, and the North Dakota Museum of Art.

The research center collection contains city, township, and county memorabilia, including church, businesses and industry, organizations, family, military, and school records. The research center collection contains over 10,000 county photographs and memorabilia. An index of births, marriages, and obituaries offer easy access for the genealogist.

There is no charge for the visiting the museum. If a visitor is not a member, there is a $5 fee for using the research center. Memberships are available.

Roseau City Center, 121 Center Street E, Suite 101, Roseau MN 56751
The museum/research center is located one block south of Highway 11 on the west side of the Roseau River bridge or five blocks east on Center Street off of Highway 89 South, across from the Post Office.

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment
Call during week day hours for off hour appointments.

Contact Person:
Britt Dahl

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Mailing Address:
121 Center St. E, Suite 101
Roseau, MN 56751

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Special Events: See RCHS website listed above

Visit our Gift Shop at
Roseau County Historical Society Gift Shop