Swift County Historical Society in Benson Minnesota

Address and phone number for Swift County Historical Society, a Historical Society, at Minnesota Avenue, Benson MN.

Swift County Historical Society
2135 Minnesota Avenue, Benson, Minnesota, 56215

About the Swift County Historical Society

The Swift County Historical Society, located in Benson, MN, is a local organization dedicated to studying and preserving the history of Benson. The Historical Society fosters an appreciation of the past, with an emphasis on local history. In addition to collecting and preserving historical artifacts, photographs, and personal stories, the Historical Society conducts research into local Swift County families and businesses, which they present to the public through exhibits. The Historical Society also provides public historical records.

You may contact the Historical Society for questions about:
  • Benson Historical Society exhibits and events
  • Finding Benson public records
  • Benson historical center discounts
  • Genealogy research in Benson, MN
  • Making a donation
  • Volunteering
Benson Public Records

The Historical Society collects historical records in Swift County including genealogy records. Many of the records in the Historical Society collection are available to the public. The Historical Society can also connect visitors with Benson museums, historical archives, and other sources of historical records. Contact the Historical Society for information about locating public records or conducting genealogy research in Benson.

Local Benson History

In Benson, the Historical Society specializes in local history. Working with other organizations and institutions, the Historical Center helps preserve local institutions, historic buildings, and historic neighborhoods. It also preserves the history of different groups of people in Benson. In collaboration with Minnesota Historical Societies, the Swift County Historical Society ensures that historic preservation ordinances, historic districts, and preservation guidelines are established and enforced.

Events & Exhibits

The Historical Society offers exhibits and events centered on Benson history. These programs provide historical information about Benson communities, businesses, and history. In addition to visiting the Historical Society to see exhibits, the Swift County Historical Society offers online content, including historical photographs, articles, and materials on local history.

Historical Society Donations & Funding

Donations and fundraising make up a significant part of Swift County Historical Society funding. The Historical Society receives support from the Minnesota state government, businesses, and universities, as well as private donations. Fundraisers, such as tours of MN historical sites, sponsored talks, and historical reenactments, help support the Historical Society. Contact the Historical Society for more information about donations and funding.

Volunteering for the Benson Historical Society

The Historical Society relies on volunteers for many events and programs. These volunteers help run educational programs, provide research assistance for visitors using the Historical Society collection, and perform outreach at Benson schools.

Contact the Swift County Historical Society

You may contact the Swift County Historical Society by calling 320-843-4467, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Swift County Historical Society, 2135 Minnesota Avenue, Benson, Minnesota, 56215.

Map of Swift County Historical Society in Benson Minnesota

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