‘Partners’ preserving Grove’s history with distinction


One of my great regrets is not spending more time asking my grandparents about our ancestors and also not writing down the names and family stories that I did hear before they were gone. 

Perhaps a similar longing motivated a group of grandchildren of original Cottage Grove settlers to work toward gathering and preserving our local history before it too was lost. In 1958, these scions met and organized the “Pioneer Historical Society,” donating memorabilia from their families that became the foundation of today’s Cottage Grove Museum.

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