Sibley County Historical Museum

   Home of the Sibley County Historical Society

Located in historic Henderson, Minnesota



The Sibley County Historical Society proudly represents the history of all its cities, townships, and residents.

Slide shows:  In and around our museum




The August F. Poehler house, built in the summer of 1884 from locally produced brick and mill work and completed during the winter of 1885, is now the Sibley County Historical Museum and home to the Sibley County Historical Society.

National Registry of Historic Places in 1982.

Opening Times

The museum opens on Memorial Day and continues Sundays 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. through October.  We close for the winter.  Group tours are available during the off-season. To schedule a tour, contact us by e-mail or phone.

We are also open for special occasions and events.

Genealogy can be done at other times, but an appointment is required.

Museum Admission

Members are admitted free of charge.

Non-member cost is $2 per person. 

Obtain a SCHS Membership



We are easy to find, situated in the little town of Henderson which is nestled in the valley along the winding Minnesota River. Three different highways will bring you into town - MN State Highway 19, Highway 93, and Sibley County #6 (also known as The Scenic Byway).

Take any of these scenic routes to visit us on a Sunday afternoon during our open season (June-October). You will find the drive to be a beautiful one and the museum, with our gracious tour hosts, to be well worth the visit!!

Follow this link to a map of Sibley County