Becker County Museum

Becker County Museum Our Science Center is now open to the public! Coming Soon our History Hall and Research Library! The result was the Pioneer Settlers Union.
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In 1882, the citizens of Becker County recognized the importance of recording the settling of their community. This group, comprised of many of our founding residents, actively worked to preserve the history of their community as it was happening. In 1924, this organization was renamed the Becker County Historical Society which started the Becker County Museum in 1943. Today the Becker County Museum boasts a facility of continuous learning through the areas of history, science and children.

As we are slip sliding into the weekend, a few reminders:-You have just two, TWO days to visit Da Vinci The Exhibition b...
01/06/2024

As we are slip sliding into the weekend, a few reminders:

-You have just two, TWO days to visit Da Vinci The Exhibition before load out begins.
Saturday, January 6, 10am-5pm and Sunday, January 7, 12pm-4pm. Cost is $25 for adults and $10 for kids. The Children’s Science Center is also open this weekend.

- Jan 7 is our LAST Sunday we will be open for the season. We will resume our regular Tues-Sat 10am-5pm after Da Vinci closes.

-Jan 8-13 the main floor including the Research Library will be closed for load out

- The History Exhibit Hall will remain closed until February 1 for reset. Our Research Library will move to a “by appt only” status during this timeframe. The Children’s Science Floor will remain open Tues-Sat 10am-5pm.

-Thank You for your support on the tremendous run of Da Vinci. We saw many familiar faces and met many new ones.

-As amazing of an experience this wonderful traveling exhibit has been, we look forward to continuing the many goals of featuring and honoring our local history in the upcoming weeks and months in our History Exhibit Hall and Reaearch Library.

Again, thank you. Your dollars and ongoing participation allow our museum to continue to offer experiences for all ages and abilities.

Lastly, we hope everyone stays safe and drives with caution until Mother Nature eases up on the icy conditions.

01/02/2024

We are down to the LAST week and your LAST opportunity to visit Da Vinci The Exhibition.

We are open 10am-5pm Tuesday, January 2nd- Saturday, January 6th and 12noon-4pm on Sunday, January 7th.

Have you heard?  A new interactive is landing in the Science Center soon. Your kiddos will think it’s out of this world!
12/31/2023

Have you heard? A new interactive is landing in the Science Center soon. Your kiddos will think it’s out of this world!

12/30/2023

The Museum is open today, December 30th from 10am-5pm and 12pm-4pm tomorrow New Year’s Eve. We will be CLOSED on New Years Day.

Thank you for painting ornaments with us Lake Agassiz Special Education Co-op. Here are just a few of the beautiful orna...
12/21/2023

Thank you for painting ornaments with us Lake Agassiz Special Education Co-op. Here are just a few of the beautiful ornaments painted earlier this week.

Happening now at the Becker County Museum
12/16/2023

Happening now at the Becker County Museum

Detroit Lakes, Minn. (KDLM) - Detroit Lakes Boy Scout Troop 674 will be holding a new recruit open house at th...

Were you able to view the six finalists for the new Minnesota state flag this past weekend at the Mall of America?  If y...
12/12/2023

Were you able to view the six finalists for the new Minnesota state flag this past weekend at the Mall of America? If you missed your chance to see them in person, they will be on display at the Becker County Museum giving greater Minnesotans their chance to see the designs on full display as well as provide feedback to the State Emblems Redesign Commission.

Visitors can view the six finalists during normal business hours Tuesday- Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 12pm-4pm this week!

Thank you Michael Achterling and KDLM Detroit Lakes for stopping by. We had a blast at Family Day Santa's Workshop seein...
12/11/2023

Thank you Michael Achterling and KDLM Detroit Lakes for stopping by. We had a blast at Family Day Santa's Workshop seeing so many families enjoying our facility and making memories.

Detroit Lakes, Minn. (KDLM) - The Becker County Museum was bustling with holiday activity on Saturday as a Chr...

July 13, 2022 the Howitzer left to receive some love and preservation. Fast forward to today, December 11, 2023 and it i...
12/11/2023

July 13, 2022 the Howitzer left to receive some love and preservation. Fast forward to today, December 11, 2023 and it is “HOME”. ❤️❤️

Another excellent “little but big” project for your county museum involving several community partners. Thank you to Peyton Malecka for his excellent work on his Eagle Scout Project, Boy Scout Troop 674 for your commitment to your community, VFW Post 1676 Detroit Lakes MN for your contributions towards refurbishing and board members Craig Mattson and Jason Bristlin for refurbishing efforts and coordination of the project and Detroit Lakes Public Utilities for your assistance in install.

11/28/2023

Due to staff illness, the MUSEUM will be CLOSED today Tuesday, November 28th.

Kiwanis WILL still meet as scheduled in the Event Hall.

11/21/2023
Incredible dedication and important work gentlemen. Thank you.
11/14/2023

Incredible dedication and important work gentlemen. Thank you.

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Love love the creative little hedgeogs made this morning at  !
11/11/2023

Love love the creative little hedgeogs made this morning at !

The holidays are knocking and family and friends will be visiting. Plan an outing to the Becker County Museum. Play in t...
11/10/2023

The holidays are knocking and family and friends will be visiting. Plan an outing to the Becker County Museum. Play in the Science Center, Stuff-a-Plush in our gift shop, visit Da Vinci: The Exhibition and more!

Members of the Disse family visiting today.

Honoring those who served. Veterans enjoy 50% off admission to the Museum Friday, Nov. 10-Sunday, Nov 12.
11/10/2023

Honoring those who served. Veterans enjoy 50% off admission to the Museum Friday, Nov. 10-Sunday, Nov 12.

Planning a trip to the Museum this weekend?  Make sure to stop in at the Holmes Art Show 2023!
11/10/2023

Planning a trip to the Museum this weekend? Make sure to stop in at the Holmes Art Show 2023!

GIVEAWAY ENDS TONIGHT AT 11:59 PM! Great package with the Historic Holmes Theatre. Make sure to like our page/giveaway p...
11/08/2023

GIVEAWAY ENDS TONIGHT AT 11:59 PM! Great package with the Historic Holmes Theatre. Make sure to like our page/giveaway post, and tag some more friends for bonus entries!!

We're joining forces with our neighbors the Becker County Museum & Holmes Art Cellar to bring you this 🌟DL LOCAL GIVEAWAY🌟

What you'll win ($150+ Value):
🎁 2 tickets to the DaVinci Exhibit
🎁 2 tickets to ABBASolutely Fab - Tribute Band (11/11 at 7:30 PM)
🎁 1 'SUPPORT LOCAL ART' Limited Edition Holmes Theatre T-Shirt
🎁 1 Artsy Prize from the Holmes Art Show 2023

How to enter:
👉 Like this post
👉 Tag a friend in the comments
👉 Share this to your page/story for 5 bonus entries (tag Historic Holmes Theatre so we will see!)

Giveaway closes at 11:59 PM on November 8th and announced on November 9th. Good luck! 🍀
*Must be 18 or older to enter. Giveaway not associated with Meta
(Please be aware of spam. We will contact the winner by direct message and we will NEVER ask for credit card information over Facebook)

Fun giveaway with our neighbors the Historic Holmes Theatre.
11/03/2023

Fun giveaway with our neighbors the Historic Holmes Theatre.

We're joining forces with our neighbors the Becker County Museum & Holmes Art Cellar to bring you this 🌟DL LOCAL GIVEAWAY🌟

What you'll win ($150+ Value):
🎁 2 tickets to the DaVinci Exhibit
🎁 2 tickets to ABBASolutely Fab - Tribute Band (11/11 at 7:30 PM)
🎁 1 'SUPPORT LOCAL ART' Limited Edition Holmes Theatre T-Shirt
🎁 1 Artsy Prize from the Holmes Art Show 2023

How to enter:
👉 Like this post
👉 Tag a friend in the comments
👉 Share this to your page/story for 5 bonus entries (tag Historic Holmes Theatre so we will see!)

Giveaway closes at 11:59 PM on November 8th and announced on November 9th. Good luck! 🍀
*Must be 18 or older to enter. Giveaway not associated with Meta
(Please be aware of spam. We will contact the winner by direct message and we will NEVER ask for credit card information over Facebook)

Incredible turnout for the 4th Annual Haunted House this weekend!!  We had record numbers this year. Thank you first and...
10/30/2023

Incredible turnout for the 4th Annual Haunted House this weekend!! We had record numbers this year.

Thank you first and foremost to the Becker County Sheriff's Office and Becker County for allowing us to use the old jail. It definitely drew a crowd. Thank you to our sponsors TEAM Industries, Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation (MMCDC) , Midwest Bank, Fundamental Technologies, LLC and Skirting the Rules: Clothing, Alterations, Tux Rental, & Gifts for your ongoing support, our incredible volunteers who pulled long days and nights preparing and scaring all of you, the patrons who were patient as we continually worked out the kinks of a new location, the volunteers who stepped up to assist at the museum and last but not least the hard working staff at the museum. This small crew managed school tours, events, special exhibits, and room rentals all while maintaining regular museum hours and working the Haunted House.

We look forward to next year and Happy Halloween everyone. 👽 👻 🎃 🧙‍♀️ 🦇

Lots of hoopla this morning at the museum. Wonderful turnout with 83 families and over 300 people, great costumes and fa...
10/28/2023

Lots of hoopla this morning at the museum. Wonderful turnout with 83 families and over 300 people, great costumes and fantastic partners. Lookin forward to next year with Laker Prep Early Childhood Center, Laker Prep Preschool and TEAM Industries.

Progress but not ready for fun quite yet. Please stay off the mulch and instruments until we give the go ahead.         ...
10/22/2023

Progress but not ready for fun quite yet. Please stay off the mulch and instruments until we give the go ahead.

We are all about pumpkins this morning!  Only 12 Family Day Little Ceramic Pumpkins left. Stop in before 12noon!
10/21/2023

We are all about pumpkins this morning! Only 12 Family Day Little Ceramic Pumpkins left. Stop in before 12noon!

Remember a few weeks ago when the Boy Scouts were in assembly mode?  Today as part of Tristan’s Eagle Scout Project, sod...
10/20/2023

Remember a few weeks ago when the Boy Scouts were in assembly mode? Today as part of Tristan’s Eagle Scout Project, sod was removed and 6 outdoor musical instruments were installed!! Sunday they will be back to lay flagstone pads and plant native species of pollinator plants. PLEASE PLEASE respect the caution tape and leave the instruments alone while the concrete sets. It would make us so sad if our neighbors at the Detroit Lakes Police Department had to get involved due to poor choices.

Thank you to Becker County Children’s Initiative and Pelican River Watershed District for your support of this project and to Detroit Lakes Boy Scout Troop 674 for another excellent project.

Typhanie had a great time sharing history at this event on Saturday.
10/17/2023

Typhanie had a great time sharing history at this event on Saturday.

Three trails will meet there – the Ottertail River State Water Trail, the Heartland Trail and the North Country Scenic Trail.

Boy Scout Troop 674 was in last night to assemble our next “little but big project”made possible by Becker County Childr...
10/11/2023

Boy Scout Troop 674 was in last night to assemble our next “little but big project”made possible by Becker County Children’s Initiative. Have we piqued your curiosity? Updates coming soon…..

Pics with Pets, Stuff a Plush, and PAWcasso all underway at the Museum!  10am-2pm
10/07/2023

Pics with Pets, Stuff a Plush, and PAWcasso all underway at the Museum! 10am-2pm

The Front Street intersection has re-opened but Summit Ave remains closed.
10/07/2023

The Front Street intersection has re-opened but Summit Ave remains closed.

Address

714 Summit Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN
56501

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 12pm - 4pm

Telephone

(218) 847-2938

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In 1882, the citizens of Becker County recognized the importance of recording the settling of their community. The result was the Pioneer Settlers Union. This group, comprised of many of our founding residents, actively worked to preserve the history of their community as it was happening. In 1924, this organization was renamed the Becker County Historical Society which started the Becker County Museum in 1943. Today the Becker County Museum boasts a facility of continuous learning through the areas of history, science and children. Located at 714 Summit Avenue in Detroit Lakes, the Museum is open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10am until 4pm.


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