Museum Store


Offering a variety of books, gifts, and toys you will find a little something to remember the North Shore. Proceeds from the museum store support the Lake County Historical Society’s mission to collect, preserve, and share the stories of Lake County, Minnesota.

Members receive a 10% discount in the museum store!


520 South Avenue

Open Every Saturday

11AM to 3PM


1 Lighthouse Point

Opens for season
May 24th, 2024**


 By Water & Rail: A History of Lake County, Minnesota by Hugh E. Bishop

Native hunters once stalked moose and caribou in its rugged forest land. Mineral prospectors and commercial fishermen came next. From railroad workers to resort operators, the history of Lake County, Minnesota, is about people who developed enterprises valued by the whole nation/ Ambitious German and Swiss immirants set up the first settlement called Beaver Bay. The County is birthplace to corporate giant, 3M, home to one of the busiest ports in the nation- gateway to Lake Superior’s scenic north shore. These stories are the personal accounts of those who fulfilled their lives in Lake County- Living by Water and Rail.

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The Light on Agate Bay: The Story of the Two Harbors Lighthouse & its keepers by Dale R. Congdon

The lighthouse on Agate Bay at Two Harbors, Minnesota has been shining since 1892, and continues to this day. This book is the first complete account of the Two Harbors Lighthouse and the lives of its many keepers. The stories and descriptions are revealed through the keepers’ own words and from official files.

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