Exhibits

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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.

News and Events

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Local History Stories

Muse-ings is an ongoing series of local history stories from Area Voices and is also published in the Perham Focus.

People & Places

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Stonemason Nathaniel McConachie

The Museum is housed in an historic church built in 1887 by Nathaniel McConachie, who built several such structures in Minnesota and North Dakota still in use.

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Mayor Paul Miller

Paul Miller, mayor of Perham for more than 30 years, left many legacies to the area. A portion of his Native American artifacts is on permanent display.

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Photographer Nic Jahn

The work of this 19th and 20th century photographer captured the first settlers of the Perham area.

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Rural Schools of East Otter Tail County

See what school was like for children and their teachers in the early days of the 20th century.

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A Walk through Perham

A series of clips from original motion picture footage from the 1920s.

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Forgotten Towns of East Otter Tail County

Almora, Boardman, Bonita, Davies, Red Eye, Joy, Luce, Paddock, Redington, Richdale, Topelius; many have completely vanished and some are barely remembered.