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The Cass County Museum invites you to visit us and learn about the settlement of our county. One of the largest exhibits of Ojibwe articles in Northern Minnesota will provide history and insight to the original inhabitants of the county. Other exhibits include those on fur trade, lumbering, transportation and the early pioneers. Our pioneer Huset School was built in 1912 and is furnished with period furniture. This is a “hands-on” exhibit and provides a country school experience.

Our research center is open daily to genealogists and researchers for a $10.00 fee. We offer an obituary file and microfilmed county newspapers from 1894 to present, hundreds of family and individual histories, numerous city and village histories, and thousands of photographs. We also have information on all of the 89 cemeteries in Cass County and transcriptions of 44 of them.

For researchers who are unable to personally visit the research center, the staff will do research for a fee. For those who desire additional family research, we can also refer you to a genealogist who specializes in research in Cass County. Additional information is available by phone, mail, or email.

2006 Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Admission: Adults $4.00; Children $1.00; Family $9.00
Group rates available with reservations

Cass County Historical Society

201 Minnesota Avenue W.,
PO Box 505
Walker, MN 56484
Phone: 218-547-7251

Books of county history for sale through the Cass County Museum:
Battle of Sugar Point, 1898
Between Then and Now – Southern Cass County, Sylvan Lake, and the Village of Pillager
Birth of a Village – History of Walker, Minnesota -- 1895 – 1905
Cass County Heritage – 1897-1997
From Where to Here… Cass Lake 1899 – 1999
History of Boy River 1898 – 1998
History of Federal Dam & Gould Township
History of Remer & Surrounding Townships --1897 - 1997
In Our Own Back Yard, a Look at Beltrami, Cass and Itasca Counties at the Turn of the Century
Memories of Sugar Point and Bear Island
The Physician and His Territory – Dr. Otto Ringle
Walker on Leech Lake -- 1896 - 1996



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