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Pequot Lakes Area Historical Society

Dedicated to preserving the heritage and history of our businesses, families and the events of the past.


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About the Pequot Lakes Area

Historical Society

Founded in 1997, the Pequot Lakes Area Historical Society’s mission is to promote, educate, and preserve history in Pequot Lakes and the surrounding communities. The Historical Society offers historical information and engaging exhibits on local history. We also serve as a repository for thousands of photos, documents, and artifacts that help document our rich history.

Whether you’re looking for a unique place to visit or just want to gain a greater appreciation for history, the Pequot Lakes Area Historical Society has something for everyone.


Our History

Preserving History - Pequot Lakes Historical Society

The Pequot Lakes Area Historical Society archive is an invaluable resource for anyone looking to learn more about the history of the town and its people. Located in the heart of Pequot’s downtown, our collection contains thousands of documents from bygone eras, providing a fascinating glimpse into the past.

In addition to these important documents, we also have hundreds of photographs and physical artifacts that encapture daily life in a time when cellphones and televisions were not yet a staple of modern living. The archive is sure to have something for everyone – from those who love digging into old records, to those who just like to look at old photos. It’s an exciting way to explore what life was like not too long ago!

Connecting with Our Past

Our Mission

The mission of the Pequot Lakes Area Historical Society is to create a better understanding of our local history and to ensure that it is preserved for future generations. We strive to support, promote and interpret the historical heritage of Pequot Lakes, Minnesota.

As part of this mission, we work to cultivate an appreciation for and recognition of our community’s unique story by collecting and preserving artifacts, hosting special events and programs, offering educational outreach programs for people of all ages, and providing access to historical documents through our museum library and archives.

Get Involved

Volunteering with the Pequot Lakes Area Historical Society is an exciting way to give back to your community and learn a lot in the process! As a volunteer, you could help care for artifacts, assist with museum tours, digitize archival materials and so much more. Inquire about volunteering today and become part of a community devoted to preserving and sharing this special town’s history.

Upcoming Events

Annual Meeting - Saturday, January 6th

Mark your calendars for Saturday, January 6th, 2024, 2:00 PM at the Cole Memorial Building as you are cordially invited to our annual meeting. There will be cookies and refreshments along with an open house from noon to 2:00PM. The museum will be available for touring during that time. We welcome you to attend and be a part of Pequot Lakes History.

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