Polk County Museum to open June 16

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The Hafslo Church, which dates back to the late 1800s, is one of several historic structures on the grounds of the Polk County Museum in Crookston, Minn. The church is the site of an annual Christmas event and other activities throughout the year. The museum opens for the season June 16. (Photo by Twylla Altepeter)

The Polk County Museum in Crookston, Minn., will open for the season June 16.

Regular museum hours are from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and Sunday by appointment. Admission is free.

Many of the displays have been updated or revised, said Anne Muir, president of the Polk County Historical Society.

The main entrance has been refurbished and now displays a mural of Polk County with historic sites and events highlighted, Muir said in a news release.

“People will be surprised at the many changes in the museum,” she said. “This summer is a great time to get acquainted with the colorful history of our county.”


Social-distancing guidelines will be in effect, said Twylla Altepeter, secretary of the Polk County Historical Society.

The society operates the museum as part of its mission to collect, preserve, promote and communicate the history of Polk County.

The museum is located just east of Crookston on U.S. Highway 2.

For more information, call (218) 281-1038, email , or visit .


Pamela Knudson is a features and arts/entertainment writer for the Grand Forks Herald.

She has worked for the Herald since 2011 and has covered a wide variety of topics, including the latest performances in the region and health topics.

Pamela can be reached at or (701) 780-1107.
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