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Barnes County Historical Society Museum

Museum in Valley City, North Dakota
Opening at 10:00 AM tomorrow
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We're doing our best to be open again. We're in need of a few good volunteers as main floor hosts to help us get back in the swing again. Mon-Sat 10-12, 12-2, 2-4PM shifts. Two hours a week would help immensely.

Memberships to the Barnes County Historical Society make excellent Christmas Gifts for friends and family! Help us grow our base of support by making more people aware of the wonderful things we do.

We are moving towards being open by appointment. We're following the lead of the VC/BC Library and asking that there be no children under 15 at this time and all visitors wear masks while here.

. Please limit your carry-in items to the small amount.

. Hand sanitizer stations provided. Please ...

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We continue to remain closed to the public at this time, but are still accepting research requests and donations. We need more people to join as members at this time.

Hi, we're trying something new working with paypal to accept donations and memberships. Please give it a try!



2 weeks ago
A little place with a lot of history, I really enjoyed the visit, a lot of cool stuff
- José P
3 weeks ago
great collection, engaging curators
- John T
2 years ago
My family loves this museum, even my girls. It's a free will donation to go through it and the volunteers are so great at showing you around or showing you unique parts, letting you play the really cool automatic piano. There are 3 levels to go through and make sure to spend a bit of time here!
- Melissa B

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  • (701) 845-0966


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315 Central Avenue North
Valley City, ND 58072
United States

Business Hours

Mon:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tue:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wed:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thu:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fri:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sat:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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