Proctor Area Historical Society

A nonprofit organization

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The Proctor Area Historical Society was founded in 1994 to collect, preserve, and share history of the Proctor area. Today, the volunteer-run organization maintains an extensive historical archive and operates a historical museum located in Proctor, Minnesota.

The Proctor community was developed around the Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway's rail yards, where workers sorted and maintained rail cars that delivered iron ore from Minnesota's Iron Range to Duluth's seaway port. In turn, the town built around these rail yards was steeped in the culture of railroading -- its grandeur, its grit, and its community. The Proctor Area Historical Society is tasked with sharing this illustrious story. 

Our current goal is to settle remaining costs from development of our Museum, which was originally a rail yard office building we saved from destruction in 2011. As an organization driven 100% by volunteers and funded 100% with donations, we need your help to keep Proctor's history on track to be shared and cherished for years to come.

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Proctor Area Historical Society

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Arts & Culture Education Community


PROCTOR, MN 55810-1705