Sibley County Historical Museum

Located in historic Henderson, Minnesota    

Home of the Sibley County Historical Society


Other Publications


We offer a wide array of publications for sale at the museum!



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The following two documents were published by the
Sibley County Sesquicentennial Committee.

The Henderson to Fort Ridgely Trail

In recognition of the Sibley County Sesquicentennial, The Sibley County Historical Society reissued the Henderson to Fort Ridgely Trail book originally published in 1976.

The new edition includes many maps, photos, and articles. We have also footnoted and indexed the original text. An appendix includes sections on Fort Ridgley, early fort settlers and defenders, the grasshopper invasion and much more.

Cost of book is $20.00.

$15.00 for SCHS members.

$5.00 Shipping and handling.


Sibley County Plat Maps

The years 1893, 1914, 1926, 1936, 1952, 1966, 1974, 1985 and 1997 along with their directories are included. This is an excellent tool for genealogists. For those that like plat books - this is the publication to have.  The size of this book is 12 x 14 and it has over 400 pages.

Cost of book is $50.00.

$45.00 for SCHS members.

$5.00 Shipping and handling.


We also offer for sale publications from other sources.

Henderson - Then and Now, 1852-1994

The second printing of "Henderson - Then and Now, 1852-1994."  An excellent history of the Henderson area, and of early Sibley County government.  Many family names listed.  If you are researching the Henderson/Jessenland area this 706 page indexed book is a MUST. 

This hard-cover book can be ordered for $40.00.

$5.00 Shipping and handling per book.

"Bits & Pieces" Celebrating 150 years of Sibley County 

Soft covered, it contains about 250 pages and more than 50 pictures and illustrations. It includes stories that were printed in area newspapers; a history of county departments, elected officers and department heads that have served; and county commissioners since the 1854 election.  This book has a complete history of the courthouse and county government buildings since 1855. The 1949 "Historical Facts of Sibley County" pamphlet has been reprinted and is included, as well as information on townships that submitted their information. As a bonus the chapter on Sibley County, printed in "A History of the Minnesota Valley", by Rev. Edward D. Neil, etal (1882) is also included.

Cost of book is $15.00.

$5.00 Shipping and handling.


The Boys in Blue 

This is a Spanish American War history which includes the diary of John Curtin, the only Sibley County Minnesota soldier to die in the line of duty, during that war.  It also includes brief items about other Sibley County men who served.

Cost of book is $7.00

$6.00 for SCHS members.

$3.00 Shipping and handling per book.

A History of St. Brendan's Parish, The Village of Green Isle and Minnesota's First Irish Settlement

This latest edition includes an Index!


Cost of book is $18.00.

$3.00 Shipping and handling.

Arlington 1856-2006

Celebrating 150 Years of Arlington History

Soft covered book published by the Arlington Sesquicentennial Committee in 2006: the book contains over 130 short histories and biographies of various Arlington subjects.  The book has more than 200 pictures and illustrations to go with the stories.  This indexed book is the only Arlington history book that has ever been written. 

Cost of book is $15.00.

$5.00 Shipping and handling.

Sibley County Independent

July 5, 1876

Front page reprint of Sibley County Independent.

Reverse side contains the History of Sibley County, 16" x 24".

50 cents plus $1 for shipping and handling.

St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery

"St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery" Henderson, Minnesota by Carmen Wigand and Stanley Wigand. This book includes stone transcriptions, plot map and listing by block and lot of all burials.  Additional notes researched at the county courthouse and in the local newspapers are included.

Cost of book is $12.00.

$3.00 Shipping and handling.


Brown Cemetery

Henderson MN, 8½" x 11" paperback, 58 pages, transcription of tombstones 1856-1991.

Cost of book is $15.00.

$3.00 Shipping and handling.



History of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Gaylord 

1882-1982, Gaylord, MN, 8½" x 11".

Cost of book is $5.00.

$3.00 Shipping and handling.