MINNESOTA STATE PUBLIC SCHOOL | There’s Unforgettable History Waiting in Owatonna

While the museum is closed temporarily, there are a variety of on-line resources available at our site.

Once the third largest institution of its kind in the nation, there were 10,635 orphaned, abandoned or abused kids sent here from 1886 to 1945… who called this state orphanage home.

Your group will learn about the unique history of the school, the historic Cottage 11, the Children’s Cemetery and the museum.

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