Top 10For a dozen years, True West magazine has recognized the best Western museums in America for their dedication to their mission of keeping the Old West alive in our communities and nation

True West magazine is proud to announce that one of the top ten True West Western Museum’s for 2015 is the Northfield Historical Society, in Northfield, Minnesota, in recognition of their superior exhibitions and ability to reach all generations through their creativity in interpreting the West while fulfilling their institution’s mission.

“Northfield Historical Society’s dedication to excellence, and their mission of preserving and interpreting our great Western history for all generations, is inspiring,” says True West Executive Editor Bob Boze Bell. “They keep the Old West vibrant and relevant for 21st century audiences.”

Northfield Historical Society is honored for its extraordinary exhibitions and dedication to local and regional history.

Spur Award-winning writer Candy Moulton and the editors of True West picked the winners for this annual award based on the extraordinary efforts of the museums over the past year to create and host new temporary exhibits, as well as maintain dynamic permanent exhibitions.

Museums were also nominated through an application form on the magazine website.

The museum feature includes “Museums to Know,” “Museums to Watch,” “Natural History Museums,” “Ranch and Agriculture Museums,” “Best Historical Buildings,” “The Top Ten Western Museums and “Art Museums to Watch.”

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