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

  • This event has been cancelled! On Saturday, June 10th at 11:00 am Karen Miller Bennet,CG, RDH a Board-certified genealogist  and retired Registered Dental Hygie...

  • Sunday, September 24th, Father David Hoying will host the final program with a re-visit to the oldest section sharing history and stories of our first settlers....

  • Minster Historical Society & Minster Civic Association On Friday June 16th at 6PM, join us for a historical walk along the Miami-Erie canal.  Please meet in...

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