The County Historical Museum provides many excellent exhibits to interpret the cultural and natural history of Roseau County and Northwest Minnesota. As an area resource center, the museum seeks to produce educational exhibits, present informative public programs, and provide classroom supplemental experiences to area schools. The museum also provides extensive genealogy resources and knowledge for family research. The Roseau County Museum hosts various traveling Smithsonian and other regional exhibits. The Roseau County Museum is located at 121 Center Street E, Suite 101 in the Roseau City Center.
go to http://www.roseaucohistoricalsociety.org/ for more information.
The Roseau Public Library provides a wide variety of reading and resource material for the community. Some of the items available at the local library include adult and children’s books, periodicals, newspapers, books on tape/cd, and movies. The Roseau Public Library is a branch of the NW Library System and can usually supply almost any book through the aid of inter-library loan. The spacious and comfortable library provides computers with internet access, wireless internet access, private study rooms, comfortable furniture and an ample reading area. The library also features extensive displays of visual arts from local and regional artists. The Roseau Public Library is located at 121 Center Street East; Suite 100 in the Roseau City Center.
History buffs will enjoy the Roseau Pioneer Farm and Village that showcases various buildings that have been moved in from across the area and restored. Visit an actual one room school house, a print shop, mercantile, and church among other buildings. Each fall a Pioneer Farm festival is held showing many old time demonstrations along with music and other activities for the whole family.
Historic Site Penturen Church was started in 1926 and has since been restored. It now stands alone deep in the wilderness of the Beltrami Island Forest. It is also known as the “Cathedral in the Pines”. Please feel free to step inside and enter the past. A guest book is available for you to sign, along with some history about the church. If a gentle breeze is blowing, you will be able to hear the melancholy tune of the windchimes hanging in the steeple.
Historic Site, Caribou, MN
St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Church
The church was built in 1905 just one mile below the Canadian border in this tiny village. Most of the parishioners lived in Manitoba on the Canadian side of the border. After boundary laws were enforced in 1930 anyone crossing had to go through customs, causing the church to decline. Restored in 1974, the church is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is now used for special services and funerals. The church is sometimes known as St. Michael’s.
Here is a great article by Ghosts of Minnesota: http://www.ghostsofminnesota.com/2015/04/15/caribou-church-beautiful-and-remote/
While visiting Roseau take a day trip over to Pelan Pioneer Park! Experience a restored pioneer village, wildflower gardens and berries. Located 9 mi. W. on Hwy. 11 in Greenbush, MN.