Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Pipestone County Historical Society

  • Pipestone, MN
  • http://www.pipestoneminnesota.com/museum

Mission Statement

The mission of the Pipestone County Historical Society and Museum (founded in 1880 as The Old Settlers Historical Society) is to foster an awareness of our county's history and its connection with Minnesota, regional, and national history. This mission reflects our belief that the study of the past enriches perspective on the present and provides guidance for the future. To carry out this mission, and to protect the resources which foster historic awareness, the Society collects, preserves, and exhibits artifacts which educate visitors about our past in the Pipestone County Museum. The Museum manages an archives and research library providing unique resources for the study of local history and genealogy. The Society produces publications related to our activities and local history subjects. Museum staff furnishes tours and history-related programs to schools, community groups, institutions and the general public. We also cooperate with other organizations in protecting and preserving buildings and monuments which reflect our unique community heritage.

Service Areas

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National

Museum exhibits mostly pertain to Pipestone County History and MN history.  Visitors however come from all over the US and other countries.  Our genealogy and county and native american research serves all US and even foreign countries.

ruling year

1968

Principal Officer

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Ms. Susan Hoskins

Keywords

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local history, genealogy,

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Also Known As

Pipestone County Museum

EIN

41-0943870

 Number

7544744587

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

History Museums (A54)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs

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Program 1

The Pipestone County Historical Society programs serve nearly 7,000 people a year and include: Maintaining Museum with exhibits, archives and research library open all year; tours of the Museum and local Historic District; educational programs to area schools and groups; publishing journals and newsletters relating to Pipestone County history and the Society's activities; and historic preservation. In addition, PCHS helps to organize Pipestone Civil War Days, a bi-annual living history festival which draws 10,000 spectators.

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Museum exhibits mostly pertain to Pipestone County History and MN history.  Visitors however come from all over the US and other countries.  Our genealogy and county and native american research serves all US and even foreign countries.

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PIPESTONE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Pipestone County Historical Society

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Principal Officer

Ms. Susan Hoskins

BIO

Susan Hoskins, Executive Director, has a B.A. in History from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD.  Among others, she has been employed by the Siouxland Heritage Museum in Sioux Falls, SD, and the Iowa Living History Farms in Urbandale, IA.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Curt Hess

No Affiliation

Term: Feb 2011 - Jan 2012

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