The Renville County Historical Society was organized in 1940 for the purpose of collecting, preserving, and sharing the history of Renville County.
Some Special Projects:
● Lifting the Log Cabin in the Heritage Building and filling in the dirt with cement. Installing fans and additional lighting in the Heritage Building
● Rebuilding the Blacksmith Shop in the Machine Shed
● Digitizing newspapers, local records, and photographs
● Marking grave sites and Recording cemeteries
Genealogical Research and Resources:
The Renville County Genealogy Society and the Renville County Historical Society are working together to provide the public access to records, newspapers, census data, organization information, business records, photographs, and much more. We are striving to provide this information in useful formats and as quickly as we can. We welcome your suggestions and ideas.
The Renville County Historical Society also features a large research area that includes:
County Newspapers from 1870 to PRESENT on microfilm and hard copies
1916 & 1980 Renville County histories, town & chruch anniversary books; Yearbooks from the Renville County schools
Surname Family Files
Platbooks dating back to 1888
Files on the towns and churches of Renville County
Volunteer researchers to help you with your search for a fee and much more!
Research Fee: $20.00 per hour plus actual postage Photocopies: 8 1/2″ x 11″ Black & White copies $0.25 each Color Copies $1.00 each; 11″ x 17″ Black & White Copies $0.50 each Color Copies $2.00 each Photograph reprints (personal use only): $10.00 each Photograph reprints for publication: $75.00 each high-resolution image