Carver County Historical Society

CCHS Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Library and Museum hours?
Monday 9:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday 9:00am-4:30pm
Thursday 9:00am-4:30pm
Friday 9:00am-4:30pm
Saturday 9:00am-2pm
Closed holidays

How do I get to the Carver County Historical Society?
CCHS is located west of downtown Waconia, across the street from Bayview Elementary School (formerly Waconia High School). See our Visit Us page for more detailed information.

What exhibits are new?
Visit the exhibits section of the website for the most recent information.

Who do I contact with research questions?
Please contact our Researcher Department at (952) 442-4234.

Who do I contact to make a monetary donation?
People wishing to made a monetary donation should contact Wendy Petersen Biorn at (952) 442-4234..

Who do I contact if I want to make a collection donation?
People wishing to donate items should contact Jeremy Murray at (952) 442-4234 or e-mail

I found an object that I believe is of archaeological or historical significance. Who do I contact?
Contact Jeremy Murray at (952) 442-4234 or e-mail

Can I rent the facility for an event or meeting?
Only the conference room can be rented for a meeting or event. The conference room seats 14 people comfortably. The room can be scheduled during normal business hours, from 8am to 4:30pm, and on evenings and weekends by special request only. There is absolutely NO FOOD allowed in the museum; all food must be kept in the conference room. The fee is $50/day, with a $100 refundable damage depost. The room is free for use by non-profit organizations. To book the room, please call Jayna Hulleman at (952) 442-4234 or e-mail

What benefits do members receive?
Visit our membership page for more information.

Whom should I contact about my membership (change of address, etc)?
Please contact Dalene Woods at (952) 442-4234 or e-mail

Where can I find more information about general Carver County history?
Please see the article A Brief History of Carver County

Where do I find more information about general Minnesota history?
Visit the website of the Minnesota Historical Society.

How can I learn more about the Andrew Peterson farm?
Visit our Andrew Peterson page.