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Norman County
In the Heart of the Red River Valley

Norman County Historical Society
The Norman County Historical Society is a two site organization.  The Prairie Village in Ada consists of 12 historic buildings that tell the story of the county’s beginning.  The Red River Museum in Shelly is an ArtDeco 1930′s school that features looms and our military collection.

Prairie Village is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.   Two big events each year are the Norman County Fair, held the third week in June and Pioneer Days, held the weekend after Labor Day.

Free admission

Ada, Hwy. 200 West
Shelly, one block off Hwy. 75

Hours of operation:  
Ada:  Tues, Wed, Thurs, 9:00-5:00, Saturday 1-4
Shelly;  Tuesday evenings, 7-9 p.m.

Unofficially, if there's a car there, we're open.

Phone: 218-784-6904

701 W Thorpe Ave
PO Box 201
Ada,  MN  56510

This is the official site of Norman County