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Letter from Alma Kienlen, Fairfax Standard, 12-26-1918

Darling mother: Several days have slipped by and I haven’t written any letters. Have been waiting to hear from you. Received your letter yesterday written Oct. 8th, so guess I’m getting my mail a bit more regular. Hope… Read More

Letter from Howard C. Olson, Bird Island Union, 11-28-1918

Paragraphs taken from letters written Oct. 17 and 26 by Howard C. Olson, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Olson Somewhere in France, Sat. Oct. 26, 1918 Dear Mother and Father: This is Saturday morning and am… Read More

Thrilling Account of Aeroplane Trip, Renville Star Farmer, 9-26-1918

Renville Boy Now Located in Southern Camp Describes The Sensation of Sailing Above the Clouds Montgomery, Ala., Sept. 9, ‘18 Dear Mother: Well, were you able to read my last letter? Am afraid it was put together kind… Read More

Renville County Historical Society News December 2018

This year has flown by! The Museum is open Monday-Friday 10 AM – 4 PM. Closed 12/24-25 and 1/1/2019 for the holiday! The Museum will be closed the month of January for exhibit updates and reorganization. If you… Read More

Renville County Historical Society Yearbook Collection

Renville County Historical Society Yearbook Collection The Renville County Historical Society is seeking to add to the yearbook collection. Please see the list below of the current yearbooks in the Research Library. If you have any yearbooks to… Read More

Thirty-Four Men in Next Draft published in the Olivia Times on April 25, 1918

Thirty-Four Men in Next Draft published in the Olivia Times on April 25, 1918 Editors Note: If there is a * after the man’s name his picture is in the 1920 book Renville County in World War I… Read More

Preservation of History: Jails & More by Nicole Elzenga

As the Renville County Historical Society & Museum starts gearing up for the 2018 season I have a list of projects I want to complete for the year and one of the projects is the restoration of the… Read More

Honor Our Veterans Every Day

Let us all honor and remember our veterans every day not just on Veterans’ Day. I want to bring awareness of how important it is for us all to respect and honor our United States military veterans. My… Read More

Poems of American Patriotism by Brander Matthews

Poems of American Patriotism by Brander Matthews published by Charles Schrbner’s Sons 1899 The book, Poems of American Patriotism, is from the Renville County Historical Society’s collection. The book is from Renville County District # 117 which was… Read More

Poems of American Patriotism Chosen by Brander Matthews

Poems of American Patriotism Chosen by Brander Matthews published by Charles Scribner’s Sons 1899 The book, Poems of American Patriotism, is from the Renville County Historical Society’s collection. The book is from Renville County District # 117 which was… Read More