Throughout history war has had a profound effect on the men and women of rural America, bringing changes to them as well as to the communities from which they came.

Perham's In Their Own Words Veterans' Museum invites you to experience the memories and events of those who were there in an auditory, and/or visual experience through the use of video documentaries and interviews as well as audio commentaries.


In Their Own Words Veterans Museum is operated by the 501c3 nonprofit History, Arts and Cultural Association of East Otter Tail County, or HACA.

HACA also operates the The History Museum of East Otter Tail County which includes the East Otter Tail Historical Society and Perham Pioneer Village, with a mission to unite humanities, art, community and culture.


Located in the heart of the beautiful lakes country, the ITOW offers a unique opportunity for group tours for all ages. VFW and Auxiliary members can be scheduled to provide a guided tour for adults or children.

Though we are closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday, tours can be scheduled by appointment and we can custom tailor a tour to fit your group needs and time schedule. For additional information please call us at 218-346-7678.

In addition, there is a large meeting room available to rent for your next meeting or event. Please call 218-346-7678 for more information.