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- posted June 1, 2016
June is here and the Depot Museum is now open for summer hours. Come see us between 10:00 and 4:00 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, or Saturdays. Along with summer comes the Aitkin County Fair held July 6th through the 9th, and the ever-popular garage sale fundraiser August 5th and 6th. We are accepting items for the garage sale at the Depot Museum during open hours, and we are always looking for volunteers to help with the fair booth, sorting things for the sale, manning the front desk, cataloging materials, and all sorts of other important tasks. Contact our Administrator Scott Rian at (218) 927-3348.
- posted January 22, 2016
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.
Much work has gone into a wonderful resource of information about Aitkin County historical sites. Click here to read about them all. Print it, get out your GPS and go take a look! Coming soon: a map to help you find these locations.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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June - August
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Admission for members is free, non-members $2.
Click here for a map and contact information »
- posted May 7, 2016
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.
The Northern Pacific Depot was built in 1916. We are celebrating this beautiful building's 100th anniversary this year. Above is part of our exhibit in the Depot Museum showing a photo of what the railroad track side entrance looked like. It looks almost the same today. Click on the photo to read more.
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.
- posted May 1, 2016
Click here to read the latest ACHS newsletter.
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?