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Title Red River Valley Historical Society Interpretive Program Collection
Call Number MSS 222
Extent 1 Box
Dates of Creation 1974, 1976, 2009
Creator Red River Valley Historical Society
Scope & Content The collection contains all of the plans that were put together by the Red River Valley Historical Society put together from 1974 – 1976 to create interpretive centers in each of the counties that the historical society represented during that time. The counties include, Norman, Ottertail, Polk, Marshall, and they include the Fargo-Moorhead area in their own study.
Admin/Biographical History The Red River Valley Historical Society was officially established in 1964. It's stated purpose was β€œto coordinate activities of local historical groups and individuals, encourage dissemniation of historical knowledge and provide means for the identification and preservation of documents and objects of historical interest and value with emphasis on the Red River Valley of the North without regard to political boundaries.”

In 1974 they began the planning process to build a series of interpretive centers across their service area meant to coincide with the bicentennial. While the plan was created none of the interpretive centers were ever actually built.
Subjects Red River Valley Historical Society
Museums
Architectural elements
Architectural & site components
Access Conditions There are no access restrictions on the materials, and the collection is open to all members of the public in accordance with state law.
Copyrights The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright of the state of Minnesota which may be involved in the use of this collection.
Language of Material English
Archival History Donated by the RRV Historical Society
Containers Red River Heritage Interpretive Program Phase 1: Reconassance Survey and Master Plan, 1974
Red River Valley Interpretive Program Planning Study, Compiled, 1976
East Ottertail County Regional Center Planning Study, 1976
East Polk County Regional Center Planning Study, 1976
Fargo-Moorhead Regional Anchor Planning Study, 1976
Marshall County Regional Center Planning Study, 1976
Norman County Regional Center Planning Study, 1976
RRV Historical Society Collection Finding Aid, 2009