The Museum

Come and explore the Fayette County Historical Center Museum!

Open Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

closed holidays

also open by appointment

Hanicapped Accessible Restroom

Limited Access Elevator

Group tours by appointment

School Room

Why visit the museum?

Step back in time, and see how things used to be.

  • See a sampling of cornhusk dolls made by the late Joyce Grimes and featured in Midwest Living magazine in 1990.


Military Room

  • See old yearbooks, sheet music, early school books, and telephone directories!

  • The display of military jackets and other items provides historical perspective.

Donnan Room

  • In the Donnan room look for a diorama of the John Walker General Store. It offers a look at an earlier era.

  • There is also a room dedicated to the once prosperous village of Lima!

  • Get a glimpse of early Fayette County by viewing a model of the Lima Church and see early Wadena Postal Boxes.

  • In our lower level you will find a display of political memorobilia.

  • See the 'Tupper' Red Cross quilt, owned by the late Lloyd Tupper. He served in the Army Medical Corps and died in 1918. The quilt features names of people who resided in and around Auburn Township.

Lower Level - Political Room

Lower Level - Agriculture

  • The lower level of our building houses an exhibit on the history of agriculture in our area.

  • In the agricultural exhibit area you will find the Holsein cow that once stood proudly outside the Humphry Dairy Restaurant! It is on loan from Phyllis Frey.