Explore Local History

Local Historical Societies and Museums

Danube Historical Society

Fairfax Historical Depot Museum

Hector Historical Center

Renville County Historical Society (located in Morton)

Sacred Heart Area Museum

Kandiyohi County Historical Society (located in Willmar)

Redwood County Historical Society (located in Redwood Falls)

Yellow Medicine County Historical Society (located in Granite Falls)

Minnesota Historical Society (located in Saint Paul)


Local Minnesota Historical Society Sites

Four of the Minnesota Historical Society’s 26 Historical Sites are within an hour’s drive from Renville.

Birch Coulee Battlefield (located near Morton)

Fort Ridgely (located near Fairfax)

Lac Qui Parle Mission (located in Montevideo)

Lower Sioux Agency (located near Morton)


Other Local Historical Sites and Associations

Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway

Wood Lake Battlefield Preservation Association (located in Yellow Medicine county)

Yellowstone Trail Association