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Welcome to the Martin County Historical Society! Our Mission is to preserve and share the history of Martin County by acquiring, conserving, appropriately displaying, and making it accessible for viewing, research, and educational purposes. We hope you enjoy the many features of our site; please contact us if you have any questions or requests. Thank you for taking the time to enjoy Martin County’s History!

MCHS Updates

September 3, 2022:

NOTE: The Museum will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 5th - enjoy your holiday weekend!

For those Fair-Goers that picked up a Martin County Trivia sheet at the Martin County Fair, click here to find the answers! How did you do???

The submissions deadline for our upcoming book on past and present Martin County Businesses is fast approaching - if you want your Martin County Business and or a Martin County Business that you were involved with to be in the book please let us know and fill out our submission form by August 31st.


The question-and-answer format is provided for each participant to easily convey their information. The historical society staff will then create the story of each business based on the feedback provided. Each participating business will then have the opportunity to edit and approve the final copy prior to inclusion in the book.

This book is intended to be a documented history of businesses in Martin County and we encourage all Martin County businesses/professional organizations and nonprofits to participate and provide information and photos, both current and historic.

We are asking current and former Martin County businesses that would like to have their business/professional organization/nonprofit included in this book that have any questions to contact Lenny Tvedten at the Martin County Historical Society at (507) 235-5178 or by email at

Also - check out this collection of video clips we've done on YouTube with this handy playlist:

MCHS Happenings

If you haven't seen our promotional video, check it out below!

Again, thanks to everyone who supports the Martin County Historical Society through donations, visits, memberships, kind words, and so much more!