The Kandiyohi County Historical Society is located on the North edge of Willmar, Minnesota and across from Willmar Lake and Robbins Island.

The Kandiyohi County Historical Society is a non-profit 501 (c)3 dedicated to "discovering, preserving, and sharing the story of Kandiyohi County and its people.

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Call (320) 235-1881 or email for more information!!

Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
Saturday & Sunday 1pm-4pm
(Memorial Day –Labor Day) 
Admission: Free, suggested donation $2.00
Location: MAP 610 NE Hwy 71
Willmar, MN  56201


Current News

Tenth Annual Tea at the Sperry House

Friday, June 6th ~ 1:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m.

The tenth annual "Tea at the Sperry House" will be held Friday, June 6th, serving at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.The theme this year is a “New Deal Tea”.   Come and learn what tea would’ve been like during the 1930s.    

Cost is $20 per person (adults only), with proceeds to benefit the Sperry House. Only 16 people will be served for each of the two teas, so reservations will fill quickly! Stop at the KCHS museum to register or call320-235-1881

June 7, 2014-September 28, 2014 Uncle Sam’s New Deal During the Great Depression, New Deal programs brought relief to America’s poor and helped stabilize its economy.  Find out how at “Uncle Sam’s New Deal,” a new exhibit at Kandiyohi County Historical Society. 

Norway Lake Lutheran Historical Association Now an Affiliate of the Kandiyohi County Historical Society

The Kandiyohi County Historical Society would like to announce their new affiliate, the Norway Lake Lutheran Historical Association of New London, MN.  The Kandiyohi County Historical Society and the Norway Lake Lutheran Historical Association have a common goal: to nurture a knowledge of and appreciation for the history of Kandiyohi County.  The Affiliation program is meant to coordinate the efforts of both parties in the discovery, collection, preservation and interpretation of Kandiyohi County history.  Both Societies will remain their own independent entity.  The Kandiyohi County Historical Society welcomes affiliations with other Kandiyohi County historical associations.   The Kandiyohi County Historical Society looks forward to building and fostering this relationship with the Norway Lake Lutheran Historical Association. 

The West Central Minnesota Baseball Hall of Fame announces the Inaugural Class Inducteesmore

Great Northern Railway Facebook PageThe Great Northern Railway Engine #2523 has it's own Facebook Page!!


The War Memorial Auditorium in Willmar was featured on Postcards this week. Watch it here.