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Martin County Historical Society

The Martin County Historical Society’s Pioneer Museum is open all year, Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., as well as, Saturday and Sunday by appointment or for special tours. There is no charge for admission, but donations are accepted.

The Pioneer Museum features many artifacts from Martin County’s history including a Wooton Desk, a 1923 American La France fire truck, a pioneer home display from the turn of the 20th century, a school room from the past, a military room, and many other artifacts representative of local history on the three floors of what was once a school.

Research can be conducted in a state of the art research library completed in 2003. Some of the research materials available include microfilmed county newspapers and bound newspapers dating back to the 1870’s, obituary records, cemetery records, family histories, high school yearbooks, phone directories, and city directories.

The Martin County Historical Society features preservation workshops and open houses throughout the year, as well as, providing a location for groups to meet. If your group would like a meeting location, whether it is a noon luncheon or an evening meeting, please contact us to arrange a time. For more information contact Martin County Historical Society, 304 East Blue Earth Avenue, Fairmont or call 507-235-5178. Email us at [email protected] or visit our website at

Meeting Space Amenities

  • Capacity: 30+
  • Rental Fee
  • Handicap Accessible

Martin County Historical Society


304 East Blue Earth Avenue
Fairmont, MN 56031

(507) 235-5178 ‎

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323 East Blue Earth Avenue
P.O. Box 976
Fairmont, MN 56031


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