Closed for January and February

About us

The Cannon Falls Area Historical Society was organized in 1979 and opened a museum in the city's old "Firemen's Hall" in 1980. The building was constructed in 1888, and is on the National Register as one of the oldest surviving fire stations in the Midwest.

Cannon Falls has a rich history, from its founding by the Freeborns in 1854 up to the present day, the museum shares our heritage through displays of photos, textiles, business memorabilia, artifacts and multimedia. We also make available research materials like old Beacons, Platt Maps, cemetery records, journals, yearbooks and family genealogies. 

There's something for everyone at the Cannon Falls Museum. 
We look forward to your visit!


ADDRESS: PO 111: 206 W Mill St Cannon Falls, MN 55009
PHONE: 507-263-4080
Museum Director: Zachary Wareham

Pie and Ice Cream Social on August 2.

posted Jul 25, 2014, 2:23 PM by Cannon Falls Museum

We will be having a grand opening of our new Prairie Garden at the City Parking lot from 9-1:00. We will have free pie and ice cream, educational programs and tours of the Prairie Garden, which is situated right in front of the Harvest Heritage Mural painted on the Althoff storage building. 

History Wall at the new Cannon Falls Mayo Clinic Health System

posted Jul 25, 2014, 2:19 PM by Cannon Falls Museum

Learn about our local medical history at the new Clinic and see items on loan from the Cannon Falls Area Historical Society.


posted Feb 22, 2014, 10:17 AM by Cannon Falls Museum   [ updated Feb 22, 2014, 10:20 AM ]

Links to local history like "Our Story" and "History Minute" are found at Cannon Falls Community Television

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