Crow Wing County Historical Society (webpage header)

Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or comments you may have!

The museum and library are open to the public Tuesday through Saturday (closed on holidays), 10AM to 3PM. Special appointments for museum or library use can be made in advance (call for details).

We ask a $3.00 donation per adult during your visit and children visit free. Members enjoy the museum free of charge and we welcome tour groups (call for details).

The staff members of the Crow Wing County Historical Society and Museum are:
Hillary Swanson, Administrator/Executive Director
Margaret O'Rourke, Assistant Administrator
Dayla Hart, Collections Assistant
The members of the Board of Directors can also be contacted via the Historical Society. They are:
Mike Anglund [____]
Nicholas Bernier [2024] — Vice President
Brenda DeWitt [2026]
David MacArthur [____]
Mike O'Rourke [2025] — Secretary
Don Samuelson [2024] — President
Dwight Thiesse [2026] — Treasurer
Nate Thiesse [____]
Don Wedll [2025]
Problems or issues with the website should be sent to the website maintainer, John Van Essen.

Mailing Address: 320 Laurel Street, Brainerd MN, 56401
Phone: (218) 829-3268
Fax: (218) 828-4434
Area railroads exhibit, museum 2nd floor.
The railroads exhibit on the museum's 2nd floor; this Northern Pacific Railway stencil was used to mark railcars at the Northern Pacific car shops in Brainerd, MN.