Board of Directors and Members


The house was privately owned until 1974 when it was designated on the National Register of Historic Places and as a National Historic Landmark. The residence was made into a museum by the Minnesota Association of Co-Operatives and given to the city of Granite Falls in 1979.

The Andrew J. Volstead House Museum is managed by the Granite Falls Historical Society, a volunteer based nonprofit dedicated to preserving the history of Granite Falls. The City of Granite Falls owns the historic structure.

2021 Board of Directors Granite Falls Historical Society 

President – Terri Dinesen (term 2019-2022) 

Vice President – open

Secretary – Kyle Klausing  (term 2018-2021)

Treasurer – Mary Gillespie (term 2019-2022)

Director – Melanie Gatchell (term 2018-2021)

Director – Doug Bengston (term 2019-2022)

Director – Scott Tedrick (term 2020-2023)

Director – Jess Gorman (term 2020-2023)

2020 and 2021 Members of the Granite Falls Historical Society

Thank you for your support!

Gold Members

Ron and Diane Fagen

Granite Falls Bank

Granite Falls Kiwanis – supporter of the reindeer event

Curt and Jeannette Olson Foundation

Business Members

Family Memberships

  • Richard and Sharon Anderson
  • Les and Sue Berquist
  • Merlin and Sylvia Buchholz
  • Pat and Butch Buschette
  • Bill and Terri Dinesen
  • Mary Gillespie and Mohammed Al-Otaibi
  • Greg and Lynn Holmstrom
  • Phil and Mary Kelly
  • C.T and J. B. Lundell
  • Leroy and Jan Peterson
  • Gene and Helen Stukel
  • Dave and Cindy Smiglewski
  • Todd and Nancy Trudel

Individual Members

  • Dick Connor
  • Verona Dalin
  • Gene Flaten
  • Avis Freitag
  • Rachel Hagen
  • Carol Heen
  • Virginia Homme
  • Rosalyn Koning
  • Pat Kubly
  • Dorothy Ims
  • Marsha Johnson
  • Diane Ladner
  • Ruby Hieb
  • Margot Richter
  • Vonnie Saquilan
  • Chris Swedzinski
  • Beverly Tellefsen
  • Tom Thorkelson
  • Linda Virnig