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.  Hands-on presentations and unique field experiences creates personalized learning on our three themes: the Minnesota River, Dakota Culture/Pioneer Life and Agriculture. Year round  activities are being planned.2018 events are in the planning stages.



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.

2018 Lunch and Learn Series are in the planning stages.




Determined and Efficient = Mariah

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Besides being great with kids and understanding our Explorers at their level, Mariah is an efficient leader and worker with the MVHLC Explorer Programs.  She has been a huge help in the office so... READ MORE

Charismatic to the Max = Jayson

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 It is difficult to talk with Jayson without having a smile glued to your face.  This young man carries with him charisma and a great sense of humor.  His charm and easy going attitude... READ MORE

“Smiles for Miles” Katelynn

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This young lady struck us immediately with her dazzling smile, sweet personality and uplifting energy.  We think the Gr 1-3 Explorers will pair well with this young lady!   Katelynn Firle, Counselor Hometown:... READ MORE