About Us

Established in 1969, the Moose Lake Area Historical Society has evolved to become a leader and contributor to events and activities of the community. The mission of the Moose Lake Area Historical Society is to study, research, preserve and promote the history of Moose Lake, Minnesota and its surrounding areas. We maintain and support the Fires of 1918 Museum which includes changing historical exhibits along with permanent artifacts and memorabilia. The museum is located in the Moose Lake Depot, formally the Soo Line Railroad Depot, built in 1907. We also manage the onsite Soo Line Events Center which is available for rentals such as reunions, weddings, meetings or parties.

We are now observing the 100th Anniversary of the great Fires of 1918 with a full calendar of commemorative events along with our annual programs. Earlier this season we unveiled a mural depicting the Fires of 1918 which spans the entire width of the museum. We are also pleased to announce the on-site addition of an original “Red Cross House.” These small buildings were provided by the Red Cross in a humanitarian effort to provide shelter for the survivors of the 1918 fire.

Please see our schedule of events by clicking here.


Children under 12–$2.00
Children under 5—Free
Members of MLAHS-free with a 10% discount in the gift shop

Moose Lake Area
Historical Society

900 Folz Boulevard • P.O. Box 235
Moose Lake, Minnesota 55767
(218) 485-4234 (seasonal)


Opening for the Season on May 26, 2018
Tuesday thru Saturday - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday -  12:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Friday and Saturday - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday - 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Closed for the season October 14, 2018
Opening for the 2019 Season on May 25,  2019

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