Volstead House

A National Historic Landmark

Andrew J. Volstead House is 1 of 25 National Historic Landmarks in the State of Minnesota.

February 18, 2022 is the 100th Anniversary of the Capper-Volstead Act, referred to as the “Magna Carta of Cooperatives.” We are excited to announce that we have received a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board to create a photography exhibit of 30 current and varied cooperative businesses. The exhibit will be on display in the spring of 2022.

The museum is now closed for the season except for special events. There is no phone number but you can contact us by emailing gfheritage@gmail.com .

We are happy to research and answer questions about Volstead history but do not have the staff or resources for other local historic and genealogy research.

The Andrew J. Volstead House Museum is managed by the Granite Falls Historical Society (GFHS). GFHS is a 501c3 nonprofit organization run by a Board of Directors who volunteer their time and abilities to promote and preserve the history of Andrew Volstead and the City of Granite Falls, MN.  Visit the home where some of the big ideas of the early 20th century were formed.

The City of Granite Falls with a grant from the Minnesota Historical Society recently completed a conditions assessment for the Andrew J. Volstead House. In December 2021, The City of Granite Falls was awarded a Minnesota Historical Society planning grant to hire architects to draft plans for building repairs. Link to article in the Advocate Tribune.

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