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Brookings County Museum

Vintage Farm Machinery

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You're invited to visit the Brookings County Museum in Volga, SD, which is six miles west of Brookings on Highway 14.  You'll find interesting and educational displays in this unusual building, which features a facade made of stones gathered from the surrounding fields.
The Historical Society accepted a generous offer for space for a county museum complex in the Volga City Park.  The main building was constructed to join with the District #89 one-room schoolhouse from the 1880's, the historic 1870 Sundet Log Cabin, and a large, unheated building which houses farm machinery and other early equipment.


1870 Sundet Log Cabin

Jokum and Maren Sundet with their three children, Ole, Mathea, and Karen, settled in the Medary vicinity in 1871 and built this log house from local timber the following year.  It was located a short distance northwest of where the I-29 Highway crosses the Sioux River, about 10 miles south of Brookings, SD.


1880 District #89 School House

Medary School moved from its former site in 1965.  It was originally located on the Simonson farm, Section 8 of Medary Township, 7 miles southeast of Volga.

Brookings County History Museum
P.O. Box 608, Volga, SD 57071
Open every day 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Memorial Day to Labor Day
Tours are encouraged.
Call (605) 627-9149
for more information.