The complex consists of six separate buildings; a 10,000 sq. ft.
Educational Museum; an 1870's Log Cabin furnished for that period; a
Rural Schoolhouse built in ca.1887, equipped for that period through
the early 1900's; and an Agricultural machinery, tools and early
transportation exhibit building. You can also visit the Robert Bly Study where Madison's native son, Minnesota's First Poet Laureate, did much of his early writing.
Things you'll see!
The Robert Bly Study
294 Personality Dolls in enclosed display cases
3,000 pc. Salt & Pepper Shaker collection
Mounted Big Game, Wildlife & Flora & Fauna
Large Military display of all wars from the Civil
War to Desert Storm
Native American Artifacts display
Township Row - contains 22 individual displays
A "Century of Education" Schools display
Strong genealogical holdings; index of newspaper coverage of weddings, obituaries and births. The museum also has original and microfilm copies of county newspapers.
Other Nearby Historic Sites
Lac qui Parle Village, settled in 1868
Lac qui Parle Mission Site established in 1835
Camp Release Monument in first Minnesota State Park