Belle Plaine Historical Society

Find Belle Plaine Minnesota historical societies. Historical societies provide information on the history and culture of a specific area, through the use of museum and library art exhibits and programs.


Belle Plaine Minnesota Historical Society 410 North Cedar Street Belle Plaine MN 56011 952-873-6109


About Belle Plaine Historical Societies

Belle Plaine Historical Societies are local organizations and history museums dedicated to studying, preserving, and fostering an appreciation of the past, with an emphasis on the local community's history in Belle Plaine, MN. Historical Societies in Belle Plaine encourage and engage in the collection and preservation of historical artifacts, photographs, and personal stories. Many Historical Societies conduct research about local businesses and families, which they make accessible and available as public records and exhibits.

You may contact the Historical Society for questions about:
  • Belle Plaine Historical Society exhibits and events
  • Belle Plaine historical center discounts
  • Genealogy research in Belle Plaine, Minnesota
  • Making a donation
  • Volunteering
Belle Plaine Public Records

Historical Societies are a great source of Belle Plaine public records, historical and genealogy research information. Historical records may be available upon request from the Belle Plaine organizations, museums, exhibits and exhibitions, and from historical archives.

Local Belle Plaine History

Minnesota Historical Societies specialize in a single aspect of local history. Belle Plaine Historical Centers may highlight a local institution, such as an university, church, or business. Alternatively, their focus may be on a particular group, such as an ethnicity, profession, or religious group. Some Historical Societies work to preserve Belle Plaine historic buildings and properties, ensuring that neighborhoods maintain the historic character that helps define the community. These efforts often involve close work with local Belle Plaine and Minnesota state government agencies, to list buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, create historic districts, and ensure that historic preservation ordinances and guidelines are established and enforced.

Volunteering for Belle Plaine Historical Societies

Many Historical Societies are staffed and organized by volunteers, who often become involved in order to preserve the legacy and heritage of their ancestors or to honor local heroes. Other Belle Plaine Historical Societies are professional organizations that have paid staff. These organizations may run Belle Plaine museums and educational programs, and a local Minnesota government or business entity may manage these Historical Societies. Many Historical Societies provide resources to help smaller organizations or individuals with research projects. In addition, they provide events for school-age children both in the schools and at their facilities.

Historical Society Donations & Funding

Funding for Belle Plaine Historical Societies can come from a combination of sources, including government support, universities, and businesses, as well as private donations, endowments, and grants. Historical Societies rely on fundraisers as a significant source of revenue. Fundraisers may include tours of MN historical buildings, sponsored talks and historic reenactments, and Belle Plaine genealogy events.

Events & Exhibitions

Historical Societies have an online presence where they provide valuable information about sponsored Belle Plaine events and programs. Historical Society websites commonly post historic photographs or articles on topics of local historic interest. Some provide online databases to help with genealogy research, immigration activity, or census related data.