The Pine Island Area Historical Society was organized in 1998.  Located at 314 North Main in Pine Island, MN, the historical society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.

History Center Hours

The Pine Island Area History Center will be open by appointment only in January and February of 2017. We will begin regular open hours on Monday, March 6th. To schedule an appointment please call Jerry Vettel at 507-993-4860 or Doris Glamm at 507-398-5326.

Regular open hours beginning in March will be:
Mondays from 8-11 AM;
First Sunday of the month beginning April 2nd – 1-3:30 PM
Or by appointment.

Having a Class Reunion?

We invite you to include the History Center when planning a class reunion. We have had good reviews by former graduates who have gathered with their classmates at the History Center and spent time reminiscing about the “good old days.” Please call the Director at 507-398-5326 to discuss options available.

Door Prize Winners

Holiday Open House

Door Prize Winners:

Center Piece--------------------------------- Cheryl Finnegan

Table Runner------------------------------- Barb McNamara

Table Runner--------------------------------- Marsha Skogen

Shopping Bag –---------------------------------- Kay Beacom

2017 Calendar ---------------------------------- Steve Skogen

2017 Calendar---------------------------------- Wayne Smith

2017 Calendar------------------------------- Heidi Magnuson

2017 Calendar ----------------------------- Denise Pyfferoen

New Auditorium Opening Gala

On Sunday, September 25, 2016, the new auditorium/performing arts center of the Pine Island High School was officially opened with a Gala featuring high school musicians and over 100 alumni of the music department.

More details and a slideshow can be found in the gallery

Pine Island 1854 – 1915

This book, compiled by Patricia Mapel, contains interesting information and photos of early days in Pine Island. For more details, please visit the gift shop.

Recent Announcements

  • Newsletter Online The April, 2017, edition of the newsletter is now online.
    Posted Apr 14, 2017, 9:47 AM by Scott Walter
  • Board Member Resigns Lowellene Jackson submitted her resignation effective immediately at the November 12, 2016, board meeting. Lowellene and husband, Joe, will be moving to Blaine, MN. Per our by-laws, President Jackie ...
    Posted Jan 13, 2017, 7:09 AM by Scott Walter
  • January, 2017, Newsletter Online The January, 2017, issue of our newsletter is now online.
    Posted Dec 19, 2016, 9:06 AM by Scott Walter
  • SCHOOL INFORMATION We are in search of photos, memorabilia and information relative to Pine Island area schools – especially the rural schools.   We are fortunate to have detailed books on the rural schools ...
    Posted Dec 19, 2016, 4:13 AM by Scott Walter
  • "Vanishing Landmarks" Coming March 2 The presentation “Vanishing Landmarks”, part of “One Town One Title”, will be held at the Pine Island Area History Center at 7:00 PM on Thursday, March 2, 2017. This ...
    Posted Dec 6, 2016, 9:14 AM by Scott Walter
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2017 Calendars

The Pine Island Area Historical Society’s 2017 Calendar features photos and information relative to Pine Island area schools.   There are photos of buildings on the cover as well as twelve months with miscellaneous pictures.   One month recognizes John Rossi, former custodian.  The calendar also includes tidbits regarding history of the schools.

The calendars are $5.00 each and can be picked up at “Tulips & Truffles” located on North Main in Pine Island.   If you wish to have one sent through the mail, please send your check for $5 plus $3 for shipping and handling to PIAHS, P O Box 165, Pine Island MN  55963.

At this time we also plan to have them available at the All-School Reunion on June 3, 2017 and at our Cheese Festival Open House on June 2, 3 & 4.

Calendar of Events