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Much work has gone into a wonderful resource of information about Aitkin County historical sites. Click here for descriptions - print it, get out your GPS and go take a look! We also have a large map of the county pinpointing these locations. Stop in at the Depot Museum and get a free copy.
Is the history of Aitkin County part of your history? Maybe your family has been here for generations - did they own a business, go to school, raise a family, distinguish themselves? Since 1948 Aitkin County Historical Society volunteers have preserved, categorized and catalogued stories, obituaries, photographs, artifacts and more that tell the history of the people who have lived in Aitkin County and the places they created. Click on the photograph below to see a slide show. A list of resources can be found here.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
|September - May
June - August
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Admission for members is free, non-members $2.
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Our long-awaited book on the Country Schools of Aitkin County is finally printed! This book documents the locations of all schools that operated in Aitkin County, with photographs. You can buy a copy at the Depot Museum.
Here is a birds-eye view of downtown Aitkin early in the 1900s when the roads were still dirt. Click on the photo to see a larger rendition and to read about how the approximate date of this photo was determined.
Note: We like to feature a photo from the past here on a regular basis. If you have an old photo to share, we would love to see it.
We are looking for photos, post cards, brochures and any other information pertaining to Resorts that were or still are operating in Aitkin County. Information received will be used in a future publication. All information/photos received will be placed in files. If you would like to keep the originals, we can scan them into our system and return them to you. Please help us with this project before the information is lost.
Click here to see a slide show of the model train display installed in the Depot Museum last fall. Do you have any old model trains you would like to add to our collection?