Old Tyme School

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Kanabec History Center

805 Forest Avenue West

Mora, Minnesota 55051

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The Kanabec History Center opened to the public in 1978.  Operated by the Kanabec County Historical Society, the Center is located on 37 acres bordering the Snake River on the west side of Mora, MN.  The main facility contains an exhibition hall, climate controlled storage areas, reference library, conference room, gift shop and office space.  The Coin School, constructed in 1898, now serves as an education building for Kanabec History Center programs. It is also available for meeting use and other community classes. Currently yoga classes are held there twice a week. The one-room Whittier Schoolhouse is used for Old Tyme Country School classes each summer. 

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Kanabec History Center features include: 
    * Whittier School * Webster School 
* Coin School     * Hiking trail
       * Farm machinery exhibit building 
    * Picnic tables and covered Picnic area.

*Meeting Rooms available for rent

* Museum Gift Shop & Antique Nook

*Research Materials including County

Newspapers from 1884 to present.

*Reference Card Catalog by Name for Obits, Marriage and Birth Announcements

Help Preserve the Roots of Kanabec County
Enjoy KHC Member Benefits and introduce friends and family to the Kanabec History Center. Learn more about KHC membership click on membership in the sidebar! or call 320-679-1665


Anyone can pitch in and help preserve the roots of Kanabec County just by shopping online using With every purchase you make, Goodshop will donate to our history center up to 20% of what you spend online. Purchase a tablet from Walmart , outdoor sleeping bags from L.L. Bean or a big comfy chair from Amazon and you will be helping to preserve our history. Don’t forget to use Goodshop’s coupons when shopping at the 5,000+ retailers online!

You can also contribute to Kanabec History Center at no extra cost to you by making your Amazon purchases through! Simply go to that URL before making your next Amazon purchase, enter "Kanabec History Center" as your charity of choice, and a portion of your purchase is donated to the Center.

Upcoming Events

Next KHC Game Night and Jam Session
 7 to 10 p.m.

June 13, July 11
(The Second Saturday of the Month)

On the second Saturday of the month, until further notice, the Kanabec History Center conference room with a pot luckwith games and refreshments, and you are encouraged to bring your own instrument to play. The games, and coffee are free, (donations appreciated). It's a fun time to get together with friends and family.

16th Annual Garden Tour
Saturday, July 18th
Gardens open 10 AM – 4PM
Breakfast at KHC 9 AM -11 AM

KHC will also be having a continental breakfast  in the conference room.
Watch this space and check our Facebook for details!

All proceeds benefit the Kanabec History Center exhibits and programs.

Clubs Seeking New Members!

Town and Country Garden Club
is looking for new members!

If you are interested in joining, contact President Katie Kerr at (320)-679-5184.
The Garden Club meets the third Tuesday at KHC in February, March, April, May, September, October, November, and December. Click here to visit their Facebook page.

The Friends of the Grass Lake Church
are looking for new members!

If you are interested in joining, contact the History Center.

Now Accepting Registration for Old Tyme School 2015!

Please give our new Old Tyme Country School teacher a warm welcome!
Rachel Schmeltzer is a Paraprofessional and Substitute Teacher for the Mora School District. She grew up in northern Minnesota where her family lived in a wood house built by her parents. Having spent several of her early years without running water and wood heat, in some ways she feels she has experienced a taste of life in the early 1900’s.
Rachel currently lives in the Mora area, appreciating the conveniences of modern living. Her interests include continuing education, philosophy, and history. She greatly enjoys her time in the classroom, having a natural love of learning and working with children. Her hobbies include baking, writing, traveling, and spending time with her two young boys, Randy and Damian.

We have registration forms available in our office and online in a printable form. Click here for more information on Old Tyme Country School, and to access a printable registration form.

Current History Center Exhibits
• Ojibwe Camp • Lost Towns of Kanabec County • Mora 125 Years. •  1930's Kitchen • Logging in Kanabec County • Kanabec County Country Schools Research Material • Extensive Research Library • County Newspapers dating back to 1884


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