Our museum is open seasonally May 1st through September 30. The building
is the original Hubbard County Courthouse built in 1900. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. Admission
is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. We are located at 301 Court
Street in Park Rapids, MN. Tours are available. Please call
ahead if you have a large group, (218) 732-5237. Call for details about our programs.
The interior of the museum retains the original tin ceilings, eight vaults,
and the gilded 14 karat gold lettering on the office doors. Your visit offers an opportunity to delve into the beginnings
of our county. Each room depicts a different aspect of early life in the area. We encourage you to take a step
back in time and enjoy learning about the history of our community.
The museum is host to hundreds of visitors each year, which is remarkable
considering the size of the community and that we are only open from May to October. Our visitors are all favorably impressed
by what they see and do not expect to find such a wonderful museum in a small town like ours. We are very proud of the accomplishments
in our museum and feel that we perform a valuable service to the citizens of Park Rapids and surrounding communities. We provide
a cultural and educational center, and by its location, a historical setting in which to preserve the nature of our rich cultural
heritage. The museum does not charge admission; donations are our main source of income. Membership
to the Hubbard County Historical Society offers the opportunity to support the museum, receive our quarterly newsletter and
listen to guest speakers at our monthly meetings.
SUPPORT OUR EFFORTS PLEASE DONATE TO THE HUBBARD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY ENDOWMENT
FUND. OUR ENDOWMENT FUND IS MANAGED BY THE NORTHWEST MINNESOTA FOUNDATION. YOU CAN FIND THEIR WEBSITE AT:
www.nwmf.org YOUR GIFT TO OUR ENDOWMENT LASTS INTO PERPETUITY AND WILL SUPPORT OUR MISSION FOR YEARS TO COME!
We have the following Fund Raisers planned
Roast Beef Dinner Friday June 26, 2015 at the American
Legion in Park Rapids. Roast Beef Dinner, Vegetables, Bread with an Ice Cream Sundae for dessert. Tickets are being pre sold
for $13.00 each, mail your check to the museum and we will mail you a ticket! Silent Auction items are needed
for that evening also, your support is greatly appreciated!
Crazy Days Root Beer Floats on Main Street
- July 24 & 25, 2015
Soup and Salad
Luncheon Thursday September 17, 2015 Lower Level of the Museum 11:30 to 1:30. Cost is $7.00
H.C.H.S. Mission Statement
The mission of the Hubbard County Historical Museum is to provide
an historical setting to educate the public and display our county's heritage through generous donations from the community
and its residents, past and present.