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.



Photo by Greg Harp

Order Prints of Kandiyohi County Churches

Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm
Saturday & Sunday 1pm-4pm
(Memorial Day –Labor Day) 
Admission: $3.00 / 12 & under free
Kandiyohi County Historical Society Members  Free
Location: MAP 610 NE Hwy 71
Willmar, MN  56201


Current News



Sacred Places in Kandiyohi County
Thursday, April 13
By Gregory Harp
7pm in KCHS Community Room (more)

Women and World War I in SW Minnesota
Thursday, May 11
By Dr. Anita Talsma Gaul
7pm in KCHS Community Room (more)

13th Annual Tea at the Sperry House
Friday, June 9th
1:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. (more)

The Kandiyohi County Historical Society partnered with the Willmar Stingers to begin a West Central Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014.  We are seeking nominations for the 2017 class. more

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

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.