KC Museum to celebrate 45th anniversary

The Kittson County Historical Center/Museum will celebrate its 45th anniversary this week with open house hours from 1 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 14, 15 and 16.
Kittson County has always had a rich history and early businessmen recognized the need for a historical society. According to the history book “Lake Bronson: The First Hundred Years” they organized a historical society in 1938, electing William L. Peterson, of Lancaster, as the chairman. The committee included Clifford Bouvette, Erik Ekstrom, Joan Davnie, Donald Race, O.S. Nordine, and O.T. Danielson.
The society reorganized in 1946, eventually rented the former Lake Bronson post office to display artifacts and by the 1960s, many were on board with building a permanent museum building. The county commissioners set a mill levy to pay for a new building and members voted to locate the museum in Lake Bronson.
On Nov. 11, 1973, founding members along with a new museum board gathered to dedicate the museum.
The museum is a huge point of interest for Kittson County, drawing a couple thousand visitors each year from various states and several foreign countries.

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