Sibley County Historical Museum

Located in historic Henderson, Minnesota    

Home of the Sibley County Historical Society


About Us

(National Registry of Historic Places)

Sibley County Historical Society

 Mission Statement

The objective of the Historical Society shall be the collection, preservation and dissemination of knowledge about the history of Sibley County and to relate it to the history of the State of Minnesota.


Office Hours

The office is open on Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.,

for general business purposes only.

Museum Purpose

We collect and display cultural materials representing the scope of human activities, thoughts, and endeavors within the geographic area of Sibley County, and outside of the region if the materials are significant to Sibley County history.

We continue to build our collections within the practical constraints of storage and exhibit space, staff time, and funds for conservation of the items. Artifacts in the permanent collections must possess exhibit, education, or research potential while not resulting in substantial conservation or storage liabilities.

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S I B L E Y     C O U N T Y     H I S T O R I C A L     S O C I E T Y

B O A R D      OF     D I R E C T O R S

President     David Tesch

Vice-President     Arlene Busse

Secretary     Ruth Ann Buck

Treasurer     Rich Nagel

Joy Cohrs - Amy Franke - Dale Ericson - Eldrene Ebert - Laura Gilman


Ex Officio Members

Steven Briggs

Chair of the County Commissioners (in perpetuity)

Gary Kruggel

Board Meetings

Regular meetings of the officers and directors shall be on the fourth Tuesday of each month in April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November. Such meetings may be rotated in centers about the county at the discretion of the board. The schedule of those meetings will be posted for the membership's information and will be open for their attendance.

Revenue Sources

We depend upon donations, membership fees, grants, and funding from local units of government to fulfill our mission of preserving and celebrating local history and heritage. Financial contributions are always welcome and help keep our services available to local school children, seniors, and other residents of, and visitors to, Sibley County.

Legal Organization

The Sibley County Historical Society was organized in 1940 with Bylaws establishing a Board of Directors as its governing body. The society qualifies as an IRS tax-exempt 501(c)(3) entity and is registered in the State of Minnesota as a charitable organization.

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