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540 West Hills Circle
Owatonna, Minnesota 55060
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Self-Guided Tour Hours
Museum
Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm
Saturday-Sunday: 1pm-5pm

Cottage 11
Tuesday-Sunday
May 1-Labor Day:1pm-4pm
Labor Day-Dec 31: 1pm-3pm
Closed January and February
March 1-April 30: 1pm-3pm
or by appt. at 507-774-7369
$2 per person donation appreciated.

Campus
Seasonal: May 1-November 1
Six audio stations. Guide maps and brochures available at Campus Directory.

Group Tours
We happily schedule guided tours for groups of 10 or more. You will visit the Museum, view a 1930's video, and tour Cottage 11, a restored boys' cottage. A fee is charged. Group Tours Page

Contact Us
507-774-7369
museum@ci.owatonna.mn.us
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Documentary for Purchase

DocumentaryThe Children Remember
Life at the Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children
Kathleen Laughlin/producer, director, editor;
Maxine Ronglien/executive producer;
Michael Maas/project director; Harvey Ronglien/historian; Kevin Kling/narrator; Mike Hazard/writer; Ed Matney/camera; Ted Golbuff/sound; Robert Hughes/composer

In 2002, "The Children Remember" documentary video, a project that spanned more than two years, was complete. The Minnesota State Public School Orphanage Museum Board of Directors, led by Maxine Ronglien, Michael Maas, and Harvey Ronglien worked diligently with the talented Kathleen Laughlin on this stunning documentary video, which captures the personal stories of past State School wards, family members, and staff.

Winner of BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Fargo Film Festival, March 2003

Selected as ONE OF BEST OF FEST
Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival, April 2003

Learn firsthand from the children who lived this history. If you would like to order a copy of this 87-minute documentary and hear these candid and sometimes tragic stories told directly from those who lived it, there are four ordering options: Online, U.S. Mail, Phone, or at the Museum.

Order Online:
VHS TAPE price is $15.00 (shipping and handling included)
Click the BUY Now button directly below to order one or more VHS tapes:

DVD price is $30.00 (shipping and handling included)
Click the BUY Now button below to order one or more DVD:


ORDER BY PHONE:
You may order with a Visa or MasterCard by calling 507-774-7369

ORDER BY MAIL: Please send your name and mailing address, along with a check or money order for $15.00 (VHS) or $30.00 (DVD) per video to: State School Orphanage Museum, 540 West Hills Circle, Owatonna, MN 55060

The documentary was funded in part by the Minnesota Historical Society's Grants-in-Aid Program, and by corporate and individual donations.

*"The Children Remember" is also for sale on location at the State School Orphanage Museum (cost is $5 less per video since there is no shipping).