McLean County
 Historical Society Museums

  Located in Historic Washburn, ND at 610 Main Avenue on the banks of the mighty Missouri River


   "to discover and collect any material 
    which may help to establish or illustrate  
    the history of the area"  

     The McLean County Historical Society, organized in 1967, preserves history and shares it with the public in a series of museums located in Washburn, North Dakota, the McLean County seat.  Included in the museums are two main museum buildings, the Joe Taylor Cabin, the Sioux Ferryboat, and an old school house.   Up until 1997, the society also maintained historic Fort Mandan, a replica of where Lewis and Clark wintered in 1804. 

Main Building

Original Museum

Joe Taylor Cabin

Sioux Ferry

School house

   Museum Hours 
Memorial Day to Labor Day
Tuesdays through Saturdays    1:00 to 4:00 pm
Open by Appointment during Winter Months
Admission:  Free Will Donations

For more information, contact:
Vivian Merkel, Curator

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Last updated: February 2008