Verndale Historical Society
Since 1977, the former St. Paul's Norwegian Lutheran Church building has housed the Verndale Museum.
  Verndale has a very active historical society with hundreds of members nation-wide.
The Verndale Historical Society also maintains an informative museum full of
artifacts from the Verndale area's history.
  Upcoming Verndale Historical Society Events

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Memberships for the Verndale Historical Society are as follows:

$10.00 - Individual Membership
$20.00 - Family Membership
$250.00 - Lifetime Membership (if under 65 years old)
$100.00 - Lifetime Membership (if over 65 years old)
Memberships are tax-deductible.

Make your membership payable to the Verndale Historical Society
and send payment and your information to:

Verndale Historical Society
Attn: Bill Hess, President
17460 Cty Rd 7
Verndale, MN 56481


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Your donation will help the Society continue its mission to discover, collect, observe, advance
and disseminate knowledge about the history of the Verndale area.

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You may also donate by check or money order drawn on a U.S. bank. Please mail donations payable to the
Verndale Historical Society to the mailing address, below.

Mailing Address:
Verndale Historical Society
Attn: Bill Hess, President
17460 Cty Rd 7
Verndale, MN 56481



Visit the Verndale Museum:

Museum Location:
202 North Farwell Street, Verndale, MN 56481

Open by appointment




Publications for Sale:

The Verndale Historical Society has several publications available for purchase. If you are researching your family roots in the Verndale area, you are certain to find something of interest in these books.

Pages From History (Volume I - 1983) - Chronicles the history of Verndale. Settlement, Churches, Schools, Businesses, Industries, Townships, City Government, Organizations and much much more!
$10.00/ea, plus $3.00 postage and handling.

The Famous and Not So Famous (Volumes II, III, IV & V - 1987) - This four volume set contains over 5,000 family names of Verndale's famous and not so famous citizens, in 1,432 pages! Volumes are cross indexed to other family histories and Volume I. A must have for individuals tracing their family genealogy through Verndale.
$40.00/set of four, plus $3.00 postage and handling.
or $10.00/ea, plus $3.00 postage and handling.

McNair–Verndale to St. Lo - A 28-page booklet about Verndale's most famous citizen, Lieut. General Lesley James McNair, Chief of the Army Ground Forces during WWII.
$1.00/ea, plus $.75 postage and handling.

Wheat Trail - A booklet about Verndale's historic wheat trading days.
$.50/ea, plus $.75 postage and handling.

Contact the Verndale Historical Society to purchase any of these publications.


NOTICE: The Verndale Historical Society is looking for artifacts and photos showing the wheat trade business in Verndale during the 1880s and 1890s. If you have anything of interest relating to the wheat trade, please contact the Verndale Historical Society.


Information and photos on this page were collected through my own research and information
gleaned from Pages from History published by the Verndale Historical Society.

I am actively seeking postcards and photos of Verndale, MN., to add to this Web site.
If you have any, please contact me at: