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540 West Hills Circle
Owatonna, Minnesota 55060

Self-Guided Tour Hours
Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm
Saturday-Sunday: 1pm-5pm

Cottage 11
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.

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

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When There's Good To Be Done Tour - May 4

Minneapolis folk singer-songwriter duo “Curtis & Loretta” will appear at the Owatonna Arts Center on Saturday, May 4, at 2:00 pm to present their program, “When There’s Good to Be Done.”¬†Two of Loretta's original compositions are about former State Schoolers, Harvey Ronglien and Peter Razor.

Owatonna is one stop on a 22-city concert tour that Curtis & Loretta are presenting across the state. It is funded in part by an Arts Tour Minnesota Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. A donation of $5 per person is suggested.

Art on the Hills - July 2019

Mark your calendar! The Orphanage Museum will join with the Owatonna Arts Center again for "Art on the Hills" Art Fair on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28. It's a great opportunity to share the State School's story right on the beautiful West Hills campus. Admission is free.

Art on the Hills