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Minster Historical Society and Museum


The Minster Historical Society collects, preserves, interprets, and shares the history of Minster, the surrounding area, and  its people through exhibits, programs, and publications.

Established in 1976, the Minster Historical Society has been telling Minster’s story for more than forty years. Today the Society is more committed than ever to providing programs for the widest and most diverse audience possible. History is important to the people of Minster, and we’re dedicated to preserving our heritage for generations to come.

The Board of Directors thanks all the many people who have contributed not only financially, but with donations of family histories, stories and artifacts.

Thank you for visiting our website. After learning more about the Minster Historical Society, it is hoped that you will join in this continuing and historically significant endeavor.

Newspaper Archive

Converted to microfilm, one of our biggest additions is our archive of newspapers dating all the way back to 1888!

Join Us

Food Truck Rally

When:  Saturday June 4                 Time:  3 – 10

Where: 112 W. Fourth Street in Minster near the
Miami and Erie Canel

There will be Gourmet Food Trucks, the Sweet Spot for desert along with ice cold beer and live music.  A nice night out in Minster!

Take a Look at  Minster Tour

Exploring South Hanover Street

When:  Friday, June 10    Time:  7:00 to 8:30

Your tour includes stories and refreshments.  Donation:  $20.00  Tickets will be available through the Civic Association and the Historical Society.  A few golf carts will be on hand for Seniors.  Join the fun!

A Night at the Museum

When:  Wednesday, September 14                 Time:  6:30 p.m.

Where: 112 W. Fourth Street in Minster

Join us for guest speaker, Wally Wagner, Jr. Wally will be at the museum to discuss the history of Wagner’s IGA and tell a few stories.

See us at the Oktoberfest!

We’re the Nut Booth

A Night at the Museum

When:  Wednesday, November 2          Time:  6:30 pm

Enjoy the museum!  Our special guest speaker will be Bob Lammers who will give a short program celebrating our Veterans.   (free program)

Christmas Tour of  Homes

When:  Sunday, December 3                    Time:  4:30 – 7:00

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season by visiting lovely homes in Minster all decked out for the holidays!  Live entertainment and refreshments served at each location.  Tickets available at the Minster Historical Museum and Sara Paper starting Nov. 1.  Donation $20.00

Breakfast with Santa

When: Saturday, Dec. 16 at the Historical Museum. Time: 10 -11:30

Breakfast with Santa.  Carols will be sung and Mrs. Claus will be there for a story.  Each child will be photographed for their parents.  Limited to 25 excited kids, ages 5 to 7.  Pre-sale only.  Donation $7.00

    The Minster Historical Society custom coordinates school programs each year to educate our local students.