PO Box 215, Junction Hwy 210 & 169, Aitkin Minnesota 56431
The Depot Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is housed in the historic 1916 Northern Pacific Depot building, and recognized as a significant local landmark. Built in 1916, the depot features Mission Revival architecture, complete with a scalloped red tile roof. Demand for a larger depot to handle the passenger traffic eventually forced Northern Pacific to replace the older and smaller building that was built in the late 1800s; the present structure was in use until the 1960s, when passenger service was finally discontinued. The Aitkin County Historical Society acquired the depot to serve as their new headquarters and museum in 1972. A rotating schedule of exhibits and unique artifacts are on display in the exhibit halls; a museum store offers gifts and publications pertaining to area history. Special tours may be arranged through the Historical Society.
Other History nearby:
(Fredericksburg) Admiral Nimitz Museum State Historical
(Kerrville) Cowboy Artists of America Museum
(Aitkin) Depot Museum
(Boerne) Kronkosky Hill
(Cherokee) Museum of the Cherokee Indian
(Junction) O. C. Fisher Museum
12/03 Coming to The Aitkin area
Wild Hog Festival and Craft Fair Sabinal TX March22-24 The annual World Championship Wild Hog Catching Contest features a two-person team chasing a wild hog in a pen, capturing the hog, placing it in a burlap sack and crossing the finish line in the fastest time.
Old Settlers Music Festival Driftwood TX April18-21 Central Texas' signature music event featuring Grammy-winning Americana, arts and craft, camping, food, and libations.
Austin Yoga Conference Austin TX May11-12 Mehtab, Kyra Haglund, Charlotte Matsumura, and Gioconda are among the master yoga teachers who will appear at the Austin Yoga Conference.
Cactus Pear Music Festival San Antonio TX July5-15 A classical music festival inspired by the cactus pear margarita.