The History Museum of East Otter Tail County is located in Perham, Minnesota in the heart of the west central lakes area. Established in 1998, the displays at the History Museum tell the stories of the people, places and events of the area through interpretive exhibits, photographic displays, and original motion picture footage. The Museum, which is open to the public, is housed in a beautiful historic stone structure built in 1887. A genealogy lab welcomes visiting researchers.
Family History Workshops
Join genealogists Mary Pfeffer and Sue Delaney for periodic Informal Computer Genealogy Workshops. This program is designed to help people research their family history using Ancestry.com and Familysearch.org as well as other resources.
Search Local History and Genealogy
Welcome to the History Museum of East Otter Tail County online. On this site you can search both volumes of the East Otter Tail History Books, the Register of Births and Deaths in Perham from 1882 to 1900, and an index to the Enterprise-Bulletin Newspapers which date back to 1883. You can also search our collection of Historical Photographs as well an index to the newspapers of New York Mills and the full text of the book, History of the Finns in Minnesota.
Also Of Interest
ITOW "In Their Own Words" Veterans Museum.
The White Elephant Thrift Store.
You Can Help
Become a Volunteer or Board Member!
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230 1ST AVENUE NORTH, PERHAM MN, 56573 | Phone: (218) 346-7676 | Email:
Tuesday-Friday 10-4 | Saturday 9-1 | Admission Free