Pictured above: The new Village of Paynesville.
The Paynesville Historical Society is open June 1 - Labor Day.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays - Saturdays
Closed on Sundays and Mondays
There are four buildings on the grounds - an old country school, Ebenzer Church and two with displays.
The main buildings have a new "Village of Paynesville" featuring a turn of the century village with Paynesville businesses and a "150 Years in Paynesville" timeline of events in Paynesville, the USA and the world.
Ebenezer Church is being renovated and should be open summer of 2014.
If you have a donation, want a special tour, need information, call the museum at 320-243-7547.
Pictured above: The post office in the new "Village of Paynesville."
Historical Society Columns
Lamps provide sunshine Civil War monument still stands
Antique collection on display
Fort existed in Paynesville
History of summertime fun
Small towns have history
Quilting: A Work of Art
Museum open for the season
Hair pictures used as keepsakes 9.1.04
Fire departments date back to 1736 8.18.04
A brief history of photography 8.11.04
Wool used to make yarn 8.4.04 Beads and beadwork have long histories 7.28.04
Schools go back to 1800s 7.14.04 Paynesville had community band 6.23.04
Lake ice used for cooling 6.23.04
Windmills used as power source 6.9.04
Sunshine Lamps provided natural light 9.3.03 Indian life - good and bad 7.30.03
Battle of the railroads 7.23.03 Booklovers started public library 7.9.03
Kitchens 8.28.02 Dairy Cattle 8.21.02
Post Offices 8.14.02 Paynesville Museum 8.7.02 Clothing Styles 7.31.02
Military Exhibit 7.17.02 Indian Mounds 7.17.02 Area history 7.10.02
Woodworking 7.3.02 Wash day 6.26.02 Photography 6.19.02
Phone service 6.12.02 Sowing seeds 4.3.02
Sewing 8.29.01 Flower club 8.22.01
English 8.8.01 Scandinavians 8.01.01
German settlers 7.25.01
Indians 7.18.01 Shoe Making 7.4.01 Fishing 6.20.01
Blacksmith 6.9.99 Festivals 6.16.99 Children's Museum 6.23.99
Buffalo 6.14.00 Schools 6.28.00 Dolls 7.5.00
Paynesville Firsts 7.12.00 Early Cars 7.19.00 Indians 7.26.00
Mail Carrier 8.2.00 First 50 years 8.9.00 Zion Township 8.23.00
Booklovers Club 9.6.00
Girl Scouts 6.30.99 Moonshine 7.7.99
Museum History 7.14.99
Old Fire Truck 7.21.99
WWII Vets 7.28.99
Merchants Hotel 8.4.99
Radios 8.11.99 Odd Fellows 8.18.99 Farewell 8.25.99
Flour Mills 9.1.99 Blind Bill 9.15.99 Parfleches 9.22.99
Voices of the Past Series
Interviews of Paynesville residents from the 1930s
James Haines Herbert Haines Clarence Chisholm
William Schmiginsky Gustave Lobitz William Hoeft
Samuel Nehring Herman Knebel Isac Johnson
Turn of the Century Articles