McIntosh Heritage & Arts Center

The McIntosh Heritage & Arts Center was founded in 2010. Our mission is to stimulate interest in the history of McIntosh as the hub of the original Thirteen Towns of eastern Polk County; to provide collection, preservation and research of relevant historical artifacts for the public; and, to preserve and display local art from the past and present, while promoting future artistic creativity. Since March 2011, we are maintaining a museum and research facility in the Bjella Building in McIntosh. We are small, but our collection is steadily growing.

No charge for admission.

Bjella Building
240 Cleveland Avenue
McIntosh, MN 56556

Hours of operation:  10 am to 2 pm, Monday through Friday

Telephone number:  218-563-2040

Website address: [pending]

Email address:

Mailing address
McIntosh Heritage & Arts Center
PO Box 3
McIntosh, MN 56556

Contact person:  Robin D. Shimpa

Special Events
Our summer plans include the moving and renovation of the Andrew Peterson log cabin in Roholt Park to Erickson Park to prevent further water damage. This cabin was built in 1933 by Peterson, an early pioneer to McIntosh, for the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Thirteen Towns. There will be a public dedication and celebration, to include music and entertainment, in the late summer or early fall time frame.