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540 West Hills Circle
Owatonna, Minnesota 55060

Self-Guided Tour Hours
Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm
Saturday-Sunday: 1pm-5pm

Cottage 11
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.

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

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Orphanage Museum Open House/Reunion - Saturday, Sept 15, 1-5PM

You are invited to join us for a special gathering on Saturday, September 15, in the Owatonna Arts Center
Performance Hall.

A special invite goes to all former State Schoolers and/or their families. It's been a long time since
there's been a reunion, so we hope as many as are able can come to reminisce and share memories.
But, you don't have to be a former State Schooler to attend. If you're interested in the history of the
Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children, come take advantage of this unique opportunity.

Refreshments and personalized tours of the Museum and Cottage 11 and other activities will be provided. Our 50/50 Raffle tickets will also be on sale, and the winner's name will be drawn at the end of the event .

Art on the Hills - 2019

Mark your calendar! The Orphanage Museum will join with the Owatonna Arts Center again for "Art on the Hills" Art Fair on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28. It's a great opportunity to share the State School's story right on the beautiful West Hills campus. Admission is free.