The Old Settlers Association was formed in 1876 to commemorate and honor the pioneering spirit of the early European settlers of western Minnesota. Eventually, the artifacts collected were merged into the SCHS collection.
The Stevens County Historical Society (SCHS) began as the War Records Office in 1922. Books, letters, clothing, tools, utensils, photographs, and handmade articles have all found their way into our collection over the years.
The museum currently displays mini rotating exhibits of items once used by Stevens County residents. A permanent exhibit of Stevens County artifacts is being developed in time for our centennial celebration of our organization in 2022.
Photo: Old Settlers picnic at Barret Ranch in 1892.