Houston County Historical Society


Houston County Historical Society, an all volunteer organization, serves all of Houston County. The Society collects, preserves, and tells the story of the county's past through museum exhibits, photographs, research materials, educational programs, tours and historic sites.

Phone Number: (507) 725-3884

Email Address: hchssociety9@gmail.com

Meeting Time/Day/Place: The research center and museum have regular hours Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 10-4 with some weekend afternoon hours during the summer months.

Major Projects: Maintain museum complex in Caledonia as well as National Register of Historic Places buildings in Eitzen and Brownsville. The Society houses a research center that is open to the public. The museum complex is open during the county fair. We have held historic cemetery and downtown walks. The Society publishes a quarterly newsletter for members. The Society conducts school tours and have sponsored informational speakers.

Population Served: All of Houston County residents, including schools, and out of town visitors that come to our area.

Other: Even though the main museum complex is located in Caledonia the Society serves all of Houston County. HCHS is a non-profit educational and cultural institution, established in 1948 by Dr. Carleton Qualley, a Spring Grove native, and reorganized in 1960, to preserve and serve and share the history of the county.