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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

Round Table Discussion 

Join us as we discuss your most memorable Minster person. We can’t wait to hear your stories about some of Minster’s favorites! Refreshments will be served.

When:  Sunday, February 12, 2023      

Time:  1:30 – 3:00 pm

Where: 112 W. Fourth Street in Minster 

Annual Membership Meeting

When:  Sunday, March 12, 2023
Time:  2:00 pm

Where: Union Hall, Minster


We will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Minster girls track team.

Food Truck Rally

When:  Saturday June 3, 2023
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 dessert along with ice cold beer and live music.  A nice night out in Minster!

Take a Look at  Minster Tour

When:   Sunday, August 20, 2023

Time:  2:00 to 4:00

Our walking tour will begin at the Jackson Township Hall with a brief tour of the building and continue down Fourth Street to discuss the history of the many businesses that lined our downtown. 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!

See us at the Oktoberfest!

We’re the Nut Booth

A Night at the Museum

When:  Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Time:  6:00 pm

Join us at the museum!  Our special guest speaker, Bob Lammers will present a short program celebrating several Minster Veterans.  Doors open at 6:00 pm, presentation at 6:30 pm (free program)

Christmas Tour of  Homes

When:  Sunday, December 3                    Time:  5:00 – 7:30 pm

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

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