Our Mission

volunteers The mission of The History Museum of East Otter Tail County is to preserve the past for future generations.

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The Gift Shop

A unique selection of gifts, books and games, all with a flavor of the past. A 10% discount for members.

Welcome to The History Museum!


Established in 1998, the History Museum of East Otter Tail County is located in Perham, Minnesota in the heart of the west central lakes area. Displays tell the stories of the people, places and events of the area through interpretive exhibits, photographs, and original motion picture footage. Open to the public, the History Museum is housed in a beautiful historic stone structure.

About Our Organization

The History Museum of East Otter Tail County is operated by the 501c3 nonprofit History, Arts & Cultural Association of East Otter Tail County (HACA) with a goal to unite humanities, art, community and culture.. HACA also operates the In Their Own Words Veterans Museum and the HACA Art & Events Gallery, a Museum and Cultural Events Center, as well as the East Otter Tail Historical Society and Perham Pioneer Village. ITOW, the Art & Events Gallery and Pioneer Village all offer space for rent for your special event.