441 North Park Drive, Morton, MN 56270 [email protected] 507.697.6147

Helpful Links

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Historical Information

Minnesota Digital Library – Renville County Historical Society Collection

US-Dakota War of 1862

Battle of Birch Coulee, September 2-3 1862

Wood Lake Battlefield Preservation Association

Fort Ridgely


Birch Coulee Battlefield

Jackpot Junction

Lower Sioux Interpretive Center – Morton (Seasonal)

Fort Ridgely State Park

Renville County Parks: Anderson Lake, Beaver Falls, Birch Coulee, Lake Allie, Mack Lake, Skalbekken, Vicksburg

Bird Island Cultural Centre – Bird Island

Hector Historical Center (Seasonal / By Appointment)

Sacred Heart Area Historical Society – Sacred Heart

Historic Renville Preservation Commission & Town Museum (Seasonal / By Appointment)

Danube Depot Museum (Seasonal / By Appointment)

Brown County Historical SocietyNew Ulm

Junior Pioneers of New Ulm & Vicinty – New Ulm

Chippewa County Historical Society – Montevideo (Seasonal)

Kandiyohi County Historical Society – Willmar

McLeod County Historical Society – Hutchinson

Meeker County Historical Society – Litchfield

Nicollet County Historical Society – Treaty Site History Center – St Peter

Redwood County Historical Society – Redwood Falls (Seasonal)

Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum – Walnut Grove (Museum April 1 – Oct 31, Gift Store Open Year Round)

Sibley County Historical Society & Museum – Henderson (Seasonal)

Yellow Medicine County Historical Society – Granite Falls (Seasonal)

Minnesota Genealogical Society – Mendota Heights

Museum Related Organizations

Minnesota Historical Society

Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums

West Central Minnesota Historical Association

Helpful Research Links

1916 Renville County History Book Volume 1

1916 Renville County History Book Volume 2

History of the Minnesota Valley 1882

Tourism Sites

Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway

Morton Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page

Morton Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Website

Olivia Chamber of Commerce

Redwood Area Chamber of Commerce

Yellowstone Trail Alliance of Western Minnesota

Renville County Towns

Bird Island, Buffalo Lake, Danube, Fairfax, Franklin, Hector, Morton, Olivia, Renville, Sacred Heart


Renville County Website

Renville County Fair: August 09-11, 2023

Renville County Public Libraries: Bird Island, Fairfax, Olivia, Hector

Redwood Falls Public Library (Morton & Redwood Falls Yearbooks)

2024 Century Farm Recognition Program Application

Renville County Food Shelf

Renville County Veterans Service Officer