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Is the history of Aitkin County part of your history? Maybe your family has been here for generations - did they own a business, go to school, raise a family, distinguish themselves? Since 1948 Aitkin County Historical Society volunteers have preserved, categorized and catalogued stories, obituaries, photographs, artifacts and more that tell the history of the people who have lived in Aitkin County and the places they created. Click on the photograph below to see a slide show. A list of resources can be found here.
We are pleased to announce that the 1916 Aitkin County Plat Book has its own page now, with individual township maps in detail. Take a look here. You can also get to this page from the main menu Archives above. More improvements to the page are in progress. We have also updated the Townships page with links to their 1916 maps.
Much work has gone into a wonderful resource of information about Aitkin County historical sites. Click here to read about them all. Print it, get out your GPS and go take a look! Coming soon: a map to help you find these locations.
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Admission for members is free, non-members $2.
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Research is moving forward on this book. Volunteers have been researching County records, old maps and other records. They are finding the locations of all schools that operated in Aitkin County. Total count of schools so far is 274.
We are looking for photos, post cards, brochures and any other information pertaining to Resorts that were or still are operating in Aitkin County. Information received will be used in a future publication. All information/photos received will be placed in files. If you would like to keep the originals, we can scan them into our system and return them to you. Please help us with this project before the information is lost.
Click here to see a slide show of the model train display installed in the Depot Museum last fall. Do you have any old model trains you would like to add to our collection?
The bad news is that our wonderful administrator, Greg Leach, will be saying goodbye to us this spring. The good news is this gives the right person an opportunity to fill his shoes. This is a full-time paid position. Reliability, excellent organizational and communication skills, and a love of history are required. Please click here for a complete job description.
Send resume February 24th to ACHS, P.O. Box 215, Aitkin, MN 56431. For further information contact Greg at the Depot Museum 218-927-3348. Interviewing will take place in March. Job to start on Friday April 1st, 2016.
We like to feature a photo from the past on the home page on a regular basis. If you have an old photo to share, we would love to see it.