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Civil War Library at the Meeker County Museum at the G.A.R. Hall


The Research Library is open during our regular hours. Walk-ins are welcome.
Researchers can call or email to inquire about available resources before visiting. 

We can also do research on your behalf. Email:  

Examples of Available Research Materials

Biographies: Newspaper clippings, family histories and genealogies, obituaries and several other documents have been collected by or donated to the Meeker County Museum. We can help you learn more about a specific person or groups of people.


Books: Meeker County Histories, area histories, cemetery records, Meeker County School records (including annuals), and over 200 publications on the Civil War.


Churches: Various anniversary booklets, histories and information on early members, and some photos.


G.A.R.: Records of Civil War Veterans, Civil War writings.


Maps: Maps and plats beginning in 1874

Military Records: Minnesota Military roster through WWI.


Newspapers: A majority of local Meeker County newspapers dating back to 1870.

Obituaries: An index to help find over 27,500 obituaries of Meeker County Residents.


Oral Histories: Interviews with local residents describing the early days in Meeker County.


Photographs: Large collection of photographs, some still needing identification.

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