St. Peter Historical Society

Find St. Peter 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.

Nicollet County Historical Society 1851 North Minnesota Avenue St. Peter MN 56082 507-934-2160

About St. Peter Historical Societies

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

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

Local St. Peter History

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

Events & Exhibitions

Historical Societies have an online presence where they provide valuable information about sponsored St. Peter 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.