WHCPA Pioneer Museum
The Pioneer Museum main facility in
Long Lake, Minnesota was formerly the Long Lake school house which was later consolidated into the
Orono School District. Other facilities are the former
Independence Town Hall, located west of Maple Plain, Minnesota and the
Wolsfeld Cabin, located on the grounds of the city of
The museum has four main display rooms upstairs in former classrooms. The
Victorian Room with displays of a Victorian dining room, kitchen, bedroom and parlour.
The General Store Room with displays of guns from the
landmark Buckhorn restaurant, a general store display and miscellaneous displays.
The Textile Room
has a loom, quilts and other textile related materials.
The Music Room has displays of vintage
instruments and music players, a hand carved pulpit, the megalethscope and a vintage 1900 classroom.
On the lower level we have a research facility for people who want to use our
archives and a picture gallery of early western Hennepin County pioneer
families. Come in and find your family's roots in Hennepin County!
Take an on-line tour of these rooms and come in and visit in person!