Willmar Minnesota Museums
The Kandiyohi County Historical Society is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 American Society of American Historical Historians (AASLH) Award Program. The AasL h Prize Program, created by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in the Humanities (ASHLH), a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, was created to promote the development of new and innovative research, education, and outreach in history. There are more than 1,000 museums and galleries in the United States.
Based in Nashville, Tennessee, AASLH provides its members with leadership, services and support that preserve and interpret the history of the state and the region to make the past more meaningful to all. AasLh Leadership in History recognizes the most outstanding leaders in the history and history of the United States and recognizes the contributions that organizations, institutions and programs, large and small, have made in all areas of the arena.
In nearby Spicer there is a beautiful park with a variety of activities for children and adults to ride and learn. The park also houses the fantastic Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center, which offers fun for young and old in summer. Also in Spicer is the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center, which offers learning combined with fun, as well as an outdoor playground for children.
The Kandiyohi County Historical Society also has a large collection of artifacts from the early days of the county's history, as well as other historical sites. Opened in 2009, it is home to Minnesota United FC, the Minnesota Vikings of Major League Soccer. The stadium is home to the Vikings, Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Timberwolves football teams.
The museum complex consists of the Kandiyohi County Historical Society and the Willmar History and Art Museum. 2005 marked the 100th anniversary of the opening of WillMAR's first museum. It is a steam engine purchased from the Great Northern Railway to speed up passenger services on the main line.
To date, the exhibition has traveled to Worthington, Elk River and Redwood Falls, and recently opened in Chisholm. The exhibition area will display transport, railways and other exhibits related to the history of Kandiyohi District.
Call Grove City at (857) 9422 for more information about the Kandiyohi District Museum, or call Dorothy at (857) 9422 or the museum's office at (855) 867-5555.
The Kandiyohi County Historical Society is offering a guided tour of Sperry House on Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 10 a.m. to noon. General admission is $3, children under 12 are free, and all members of the Kand Miyagi District Museum are free.
For relaxation, guests can visit 35 neighbourhood parks, including a skate park for inline skaters and skateboarders. Sports enthusiasts can relax on the lawns of Rice Park, watch members of the Northwoods League, which is made up of elite college baseball players, or explore the local trails in Robbins Island Park and Robbins Park. The Prairie Winds Concert Band, which performs at Rice Park, and Rockin 'Robbins, which takes place on Robbins Island, give free concerts throughout the summer.
The Minnesota Museum of Natural History, the largest museum of its kind in the United States, offers a very different view.
The museum is located on an island that houses the Minnesota Museum of Natural History, the largest museum of its kind in the United States. The opening of the new Legacy Museum - supported by the island - is scheduled for August 8. Its current location includes the museum, museum building and a new, state-of-the-art science and technology centre.
In June 2005, Willmar was certified as an "All-America-City" and e-commerce city by the Office of Economic Development (OED) of the US Department of Commerce and was awarded the title of All-America-City. It features the Minnesota Museum of Natural History, the largest natural history museum in Minnesota, and the State of Art Legacy Museum. Adults (5 - 12) pay $2, children (3 - 5) $1, seniors (65 and older) and children (6 - 14) free.
The support of the Fund for Art, Culture and Heritage allows the reach of the museum to be activated by offering children opportunities to learn through play. By supporting the creation of Smart Play Spots at the Willmar Public Library and Minnesota Museum of Natural History, we believe they strengthen the community that is critical to educational acquisition and economic vitality. Ongoing educational programs such as the Children's Education Program enable adults to continue their education and work.
The Kandiyohi County Historical Society is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to discovering, preserving and sharing the history and culture of our county and its people. The American Association for State and Local History is a coalition of individuals and institutions committed to preserving and promoting history.