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The Aitkin County Historical Society has been compiling history on churches, schools, and riverboats in the county for a four volume set of books. Their first book, "Barns of Aitkin County, Minnesota" has been published and is now for sale at our Depot Museum, the McGrath Historical Society, and The McGregor Historical Society.
This book is a self guided photographic collection of yesteryear’s structures with some owners submitting an excerpt on their barn. Click the photo for description, price, and contact information.
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Summer is a busy time at the Historical Society. We are always in need volunteers. Opportunities include:
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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 Mississippi sternwheeler "Irene" was named in honor of Irene Hodgedon, "prettiest girl in town," daighter of S. H. Hodgedon, prominent Aitkin businessman who built what is now the renovated "Butler Building." Click on the photo to read more.
We like to feature a photo from the past here on a regular basis. If you have an old photo to share, we would love to see it.