The Roseau County Historical Society is a public, non-profit 501(c)3 educational and cultural institution. It was established in 1927 to collect, preserve and disseminate Roseau County history. The Society educates the public on Roseau County history mainly through appealing museum exhibits. It has an extensive research center as well as educational programs.
The Society also publishes and promotes history books about Roseau County and Minnesota.
2021 Roseau County Historical Society Board of Directors
Glenn Holm, President -Roseau
Harriet Heinen, Vice President – Warroad
Lola Grafstrom, Secretary -Salol
Sheila Winstead, Treasurer – Roseau
Bruce Olson – Badger
Bob Granitz – Malung
Karen Hagen – Wannaska
Katie Hedlund – Roseau
Harry Hamilton – Roseau
Don Miller – Malung
Catherine Magnusson – Roseau
Jim Christianson – Badger
The Roseau County Historical Society is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and exhibition of the Roseau County heritage.
The Society locates and collects any material which may help to establish or illustrate the history of Roseau County.
Over the years, printed materials, manuscripts, pictures, videos, American Indian artifacts, and personal or public items illustrative of life, conditions, events, or activities from throughout the county have been gathered to help illustrate the history of Roseau County.
Many of these items are on display at the Roseau County Historical Museum and Interpretive Center in Roseau. The exhibits offer new and long-time residents, young people, and visitors the opportunity to remember or learn the rich history of Roseau County. From early geological formation, native and immigrant exploration and settlement, to regional developments in population, education, religion, art, science, agriculture, manufacturing and trade, our heritage is preserved at the Museum and Interpretive Center.
The work of the Society is not limited to the museum. While gathering county historical information, the Society seeks opportunities to share this history with others.
Throughout the year the Society sponsors meetings, lectures, newspaper articles, and tours. Many individuals utilize the society’s vast collections as resources for researching family histories, preparing educational papers, or simply reliving a bit of yesterday.
Consider taking out a membership or giving a donation to the annual fund. Both are tax deductible support the future of Society.