State School Orphanage Museum, Owatonna

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  • This was a very interesting museum. We started out watching the video first, there was a TV and a couple chairs near the end of the displays, and I would recommend starting there as it gave us a littl...  more »
  • This is a jewel in Owatonna's history. Harvey and Maxine Ronglien poured hours into preserving the history of the State School as Harvey was a "State School Kid". Plan to spend some time wondering the...  more »
  • We personally know Harvey and precious Max, when she was still living. They put their hearts into preserving this forgotten piece of American history. Check ahead to make sure of open hours!!  more »
  • Terrific local history, the only state run orphanage in Minnesota, it's set up so you can easily understand how the daily life was, helpful volunteers answer any questions.
  • A well put together museum of what would otherwise be forgotten history.
  • Nice You can see in side and the cottages
  • A must visit. Everyone needs to learn about the history of the orphanages when our ancestors came over and lost their parents or how alcoholism put many children in an orphanage.
  • Amazing history brought to life!

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