The Minnesota Valley History Learning Center teaches the natural and cultural heritage of the Minnesota River Valley and inspires people of all generations to understand, preserve and learn from our shared history.


Summer Explorer Program

Soil Investigation 2015

The Summer Explorer Program is an adventure for students in grades 1-6, depending on the week of programing. Hands-on presentations and unique field experiences creates personalized learning on our three themes: the Minnesota River, Dakota Culture/Pioneer Life and Agriculture.



Lunch and Learn Series


Designed to educate and entertain people from all walks of life, the Lunch and Learn Series shares the valley’s unique natural and cultural history.  You can become a member of the series or attend just one event.

The 2018 Lunch and Learn Series are planned for May, July, and September.




New Activities Coordinator

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I wanted to introduce myself. I’m Chris, the new Activities Coordinator for the MVHLC. I’ve lived in the area for 6+ years and run a nonprofit in Redwood Falls that works with teenagers... READ MORE