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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!

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Upcoming Events



Our rich history and faith that has embraced our town from the very beginning will be in the new exhibit.

The museum is always free to our visitors

June 1, Saturday

2nd Annual “Food Truck Rally on 4th St.”

Time: 3:00 to 9:00pm

This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever. Bring your appetite and help support the MHS Annex Project!
Gourmet Food Trucks and the Sweet Tooth Booth will fill all your hunger needs.
Live Entertainment, Beer, and more will be available.

June 21, Friday

Take a Look at Minster “North Hanover Street Walking Tour”

Held in conjunction with the Civic Association.
Tickets will be available in May.
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm, starting at the corner of Fourth and Hanover St.

Refreshments and Pizza are included in your ticket donation of $20.00.
We will have a few golf carts available for those who might like a ride.

September 15, Sunday

Tour of St. Augustine Catholic Church

Time 2:00pm

Our history year of St. Augustine’s Church would not be complete without a tour of the magnificent Church.
Save the date and stay tuned for more information on our web site and in the Town Crier.

Free public program

December 8, Sunday

First Ever!   “Christmas Tour of Homes”

Time: 4:00pm to 7:00pm

  A self-guided tour with 7 to 8 homes to visit. Enjoy this festive season with historical and private collections on display. There will be live entertainment at some sites as well as refreshments served at each location.

Tickets will be available in November at the museum.

Donation $20.00

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