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540 West Hills Circle
Owatonna, Minnesota 55060
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Self-Guided Tour Hours
Museum
Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm
Saturday-Sunday: 1pm-5pm

Cottage 11
Tuesday-Sunday
May 1-Labor Day:1pm-4pm
Labor Day-Dec 31: 1pm-3pm
Closed January and February
March 1-April 30: 1pm-3pm
or by appt. at 507-774-7369
$2 per person donation appreciated.

Campus
Seasonal: May 1-November 1
Six audio stations. Guide maps and brochures available at Campus Directory.

Group Tours
We happily schedule guided tours for groups of 10 or more. You will visit the Museum, view a 1930's video, and tour Cottage 11, a restored boys' cottage. A fee is charged. Group Tours Page

Contact Us
507-774-7369
museum@ci.owatonna.mn.us
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Award-winning documentary

DocumentaryThe Children Remember
Life at the Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children
Learn firsthand from the children who lived this history.
87-minutes
Kathleen Laughlin/producer, director, editor
Maxine Ronglien/executive producer
Michael Maas/project director; Harvey Ronglien/historian; Kevin Kling/narrator; Mike Hazard/writer; Ed Matney/camera; Ted Golbuff/sound; Robert Hughes/composer

Winner of BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Fargo Film Festival, March 2003

This stunning documentary video captures the personal stories of past State School wards, family members, and staff. It is on sale in our Gift Shop for $25.00 (DVD) and $10 (VHS).

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The documentary was funded in part by the Minnesota Historical Society's Grants-in-Aid Program, and by corporate and individual donations.