We have one of the largest collections of genealogical and local history research materials in the Upper Midwest!
The Rustic Pig
New Restaurant! Join us on Saturdays only from 4-9pm at The Rustic Pig. Showcasing bold flavors, its hand-crafted nightly featured entree includes made-from-scratch specialty breads, delectable butter, and mouth-watering soups. Bursting with flavor, The Rustic Pig sandwiches, appetizers, and desserts will tantalize your taste buds. A delicious kids menu will keep the little ones happy while you enjoy the newly renovated space and live music.
Along with our savory food, we'll have weekly bands perform starting at 6pm!
The story of labor is crucial to this region of Minnesota and truly embodies what the Iron Range was and is today. We discuss how the labor movement has grown and changed since the early days of mining in the 1890s up through today.
Iron Range Veterans
Minnesota Discovery Center preserves the history of the Iron Range with a searchable online database of local veterans, assisting Press-Lloyd American Legion Post #247 in Chisholm, Minnesota.
Before the industrialization and mass production of textiles, cloth was highly valued. In this special online exhibit, In partnership with the Range Fiberart Guild, we see how rug makers give “rags” a new life.
Support the celebration and preservation of the history and culture of the Iron Range region. The generous support of our members, donors, volunteers and sponsors makes that history come alive!
Minnesota Discovery Center is the largest museum complex in the state outside the Twin Cities.
It's the one place to learn everything about the Land, the Mines, the People and the Work of the Iron Range.