Faribault County Historical Society

Find Faribault County 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.


Elmore Area Historical Society 108 North Henry Street Elmore MN 56027 507-943-3855


Faribault Historical Society 405 East 6th Street Blue Earth MN 56013 507-526-5421

About Faribault County Historical Societies

Faribault County 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 Faribault County, MN. Historical Societies in Faribault County 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:
  • Faribault County Historical Society exhibits and events
  • Faribault County historical center discounts
  • Genealogy research in Faribault County, Minnesota
  • Making a donation
  • Volunteering
Faribault County Public Records

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

Local Faribault County History

Minnesota Historical Societies specialize in a single aspect of local history. Faribault County 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 Faribault County historic buildings and properties, ensuring that neighborhoods maintain the historic character that helps define the community. These efforts often involve close work with local Faribault County 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 Faribault County 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 Faribault County Historical Societies are professional organizations that have paid staff. These organizations may run Faribault County 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 Faribault County 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 Faribault County genealogy events.

Events & Exhibitions

Historical Societies have an online presence where they provide valuable information about sponsored Faribault County 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 Faribault County genealogy research, immigration activity, or census related data.