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2022 in Review

How very proud Sibley County residents should be of their

beautiful county historical museum. The Sibley County

Historical Society is celebrating its 81st year in 2023!


Many volunteers come in on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week, sharing their talents and expertise. Seasonal volunteers who clean the outside and inside of the Museum or who do yard lawn maintenance such as mowing and repairs are all appreciated. These volunteers continue to improve our Museum in many ways.

No wonder we attract people from throughout the United States!


During the Open Season in 2022, visitors were very much pleased with our

building, displays and artifacts. This year the Museum will again be open

starting Memorial Day through the end of October on Sunday afternoons.

We are also open by appointment when arranged in advance.

The Sibley County Historical Society has a "Sibley County Historical Volunteer

Policy Handbook", which was adopted on January 24, 2019. Upon a visit to the

Museum this year, take a look at the Handbook. You may find a project or area

just right for you at the Sibley County Historical Museum!

We have been very fortunate to have dedicated volunteers throughout the years

at the SCHS. We also continue to have generous financial contributors who

have  allowed us to continue to improve our building (inside and outside)

as well as to purchase needed items for continued workplace improvements.

Many thanks to all our donors! And, thank you to Sibley County for

financially supporting us on a yearly basis. So very much appreciated.

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-Where encountering the past is exciting and new

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Welcome, History Explorers!

We are so happy that you have chosen to make us part of your historical journey! We have two paths for you to follow.


The first will take you to the home page of the Sibley County Museum in Henderson.  This wonderful museum is housed in the Poehler mansion, which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. We would love to have you tour the museum! 

The second will take you to the home page of the Sibley County Historical Society, where you will learn about the many historical resources available through the Society.

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The Sibley County Museum


The August F. Poehler Home

National Registry of Historical Places


Fully vaccinated guests are not required to wear a mask when visiting the museum. Unvaccinated guests are encouraged

to wear a mask and maintain social distancing.

Volunteers continue to work at the museum during the week but do not maintain regular hours. We are available on most Thursdays to assist individuals who are interested in doing genealogy and need some research help .  At this time of the year, anyone wishing to tour the museum or do research, should call 507-248-3434 to make

an appointment at least a week before the desired time. 


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Other Sibley County Historical Opportunities

Knowledge for All

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Arlington Historical Museum and Society

May- Arli-Dazzle (First weekend in December)

1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month
9:00 am- 12:00 pm
322 West Main Street

The Arlington Historical Society was developed in 1999 as a part of the city of a five-year plan for the city of Arlington because of citizens' desire to preserve their city's history. Its goals are to collect and preserve artifacts, records and other information concerning the city's history. It also strives to restore local historic monuments and buildings and other items to their original appearances, and records of these restoration projects, once completed, become a part of the society's collection which is available to the public.

Contact:

Address: 204 Shamrock Drive, Arlington, MN 55307

Phone: 507-964-5878
Email: ddgrab@frontiernet.net (Dwight Grabitske - Secretary)

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New Auburn Historical Society

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Winthrop Community Historical Society

The Winthrop Community Historical Society is located at 223 N. Carver Street. The museum contains growing displays of Winthrop Businesses, professionals and residents’ artifacts, letters and pictures.

Hours are Tuesdays from 9-12. During summer months (June-August) the museum will also be open from 10am-2pm on Sundays.

The museum is open to the public at other times upon request. To contact the Winthrop Historical Society for more information or to make an appointment, please send an email to winthrophistorylives@gmail.com or call Diane 507-766-0895, Karen at 507-276-0252 Barb at 507-647-5671, Rob at 507-766-4035, Barb at 507-766-5872 or Winthrop City Hall at 507-647-5306.

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Sibley County Festivals

Celebrating Our Heritage

Winthrop
Grackle Days

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April

Henderson
Sauerkraut Days

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June

Gibbon
Fun Fest and
Winter Fest

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July/January

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New Auburn
4th of July Celebration

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July 3 and/or 4th

Gaylord 
Music on Main

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Summer

Henderson
Hummingbird Hurrah!

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August

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Gaylord
Eggstravaganza

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August

Winthrop
Christmas
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Late November or Early December

Arlington
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First Saturday in December

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