The Sibley County
and Historical Society

-Where encountering the past is exciting and new

or a visit with an old friend


The Sibley County Museum is closed until further notice.


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

The Sibley County Museum is closed for the season.

It will reopen on Memorial Day, 2020.

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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The Sibley County
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Other Sibley County Historical Opportunities

Knowledge for All


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.


Address: 204 Shamrock Drive, Arlington, MN 55307

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


New Auburn Historical Society


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.

Sibley County Festivals

Celebrating Our Heritage

Grackle Days



Sauerkraut Days


Fun Fest and
Winter Fest



New Auburn
4th of July Celebration

July 3 and/or 4th

Music on Main


Hummingbird Hurrah!





in the 

Late November or Early December


First Saturday in December


Sibley County Historical Society and Museum/Henderson, MN

(507) 248-3434

P.O Box 407
700 Main St, Henderson, MN 56044, USA

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