The Kanabec History Center opened to the public in 1978. Operated by the Kanabec County Historical Society, the Center is located on 37 acres bordering the Snake River on the west side of Mora, MN. The main facility contains an exhibition hall, climate controlled storage areas, reference library, conference room, gift shop, and office space. The Coin School, constructed in 1898, now serves as a rental facility. It is also available for meeting use and other community classes. The one-room Whittier Schoolhouse is used for Old Tyme Country School classes each summer.
The facility hosts artistic, historic, educational and cultural events. The Center also offers workshops for adults throughout the year. The collection includes an excellent cross-section of items relevant to the county's history.
The History Center is funded mainly through memberships, donations and fundraising activities. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and as such all donations and memberships are tax deductible.
The Kanabec Historical Society and History Center are NOT a part of any city, county or state government department. This organization is a member of, but is not funded by the Minnesota Historical Society.
There are no operating grants available.
The Center is completely accessible to the handicapped.
We are open year round, Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
We are closed some holidays.
Museum admission price is $2 for students K-12, $5 for adults, and $10 for families. Member admission is free.
Access to research materials is $10/hour for nonmembers and free for members.
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