Visit Roseau County Historical Society and Museum and take in our current exhibits.
World Class Elk ranked 3rd in the world. This trophy elk died in northeastern Kittson County in the Caribou area along the northwest corner of Roseau County. The elk was found by Ryan Muirhead of Roseau, MN and come friends while driving around on the last day of muzzleloader season.
The elk had tripped while trying to cross a fence and landed on its back causing it to get stuck in muddy ground under the snow. The group freed the animal but the elk was very week and struggled to its feet. Muirhead, figuring the elk would die, returned to the area to check on the animal. After a couple days, and hours of watching the elk would die.
The conservation officer was contacted in hopes to that Muirhead would be able to keep the antlers. After some checking to determine the cause of death and storylines, Ryan was able to retain the rack.
The first scoring put this record elk as fourth in the world for non-typical bull. It was rescored in 2014 were it was determined to actually be third in the world.
Come and check out this magnificent mount.
Christmas Tree Walk
Indoor Christmas Tree Walk
The Roseau County Historical Society & Museum started a new holiday event. The the First Annual Christmas Tree Walk started November 20, trees will be up through the end of December. We invited county organizations, groups, and businesses to decorate a tree for the tree walk.
Twelve groups decorated trees for the tree walk. Groups participating in the tree walk are: Roseau Cub Scouts Pack 56, Girlfriends Winter Break-Away, Roseau Community Church Fitnext, Brandt’s Board Art & Traveling Vineyard, Roseau Women of Today, Sons of Norway Nordlys Lodge, Maurices and the Reeses, Lucky Border Stars Relay Team, Beauties against the Beast Relay Team, Roseau Cool Clover Kids 4-H, Roseau 1st year Brownie Troop 20253, and International Student Exchange.
There is a contest where visitors can place money in boxes at each tree to vote for their favorite tree(s). The three trees with the most money in their boxes will win the tree walk. All proceeds from the boxes will go to benefit the Roseau County Historical Society’s mission of collecting, preserving, and sharing Roseau County history.
Prizes awarded to the top 3 trees.
1st prize $40
2nd prize $30
3rd prize $20
We look forwarded to hearing from you soon!
IIE Exhibit - Past
– Past Exhibit – Innovators, Inventors and Entrepreneurs Exhibit
Visit the Innovators, Inventors and Entrepreneurs Exhibit in Minnesota’s Northwest at RCHS.
This is a traveling exhibit created by the Minnesota Historic Northwest, which is a partnership of museums located in a 12 county region in Northwest Minnesota, including Roseau County. This exhibit is coming to Roseau County Museum in 2016 and tells the story of a vibrant area of clever and innovative people and companies, both past and present. It features people who had “big ideas” as well as companies that nurtured innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs that have offered much to Minnesota and the World. The Roseau County portion of this exhibit features Allan & Gertrude Hetteen.
On the Homefront - Past
– Past Exhibit – On the Homefront in Roseau County
We have created exhibits exploring the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges from the WWII era in Roseau County.
If you happened to miss“Minnesota Homefront, World War II,” traveling exhibit in 2014, some of it is reproduced to give visitors another opportunity to find out what it was like to “make do”with rationing, farming during a severe labor shortage, developing inventions for the war, and more.