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Museums & Exhibits
Delmore - Fransen House
Chisago County
Historical Society
P.O. Box 146
Lindstrom, MN 55045

Telephone: 651-257-5310
Email address:

The Delmore - Fransen House
Chisago County Fairgrounds
905 West 4th Street
Rush City, MN

This pioneer log home is located inside the Historical Exhibits building near the southeast entrance to the county fairgrounds in Rush City, MN.

This is a pre-fab house that was build for Michael and Mary
(Daily) Delmore by Mr. Fletcher, a carpenter from near Grantsburg, Wisconsin. He built a number of log houses each winter, sold them and then transported them in the spring while the ground was still frozen. Before moving day, the logs of the building would be marked and taken down to facilitate easier moving. It would then be reconstructed upon arrival at their destination. Three such houses were erected in the Rush City area in the spring of 1869. This log house originally stood four miles northwest of Rush City in Nessel township.

The Delmore family were from Kildare County, Ireland. They immigrated to America, first to Oxford, Ohio and then settled in Minnesota. Michael and Mary's son Edward lived in this house with his wife Julia
(Larkin) Delmore until 1938.

In 1963 the Fransen family donated the house to the Chisago County Historical Society. It was then moved to the county fairgrounds and a large pole building was erected for its protection. The new building also provided additional exhibit and storage space for the historical society.

The Delmore log house, along with the Polish shtetl movie set pictured below, are open for group tours in warm weather months and during the Chisago County Fair, held during the month of July each year.

Furnishings in the Delmore - Fransen Log House
Museums and Exhibits
Chisago County, MN

Moody Round Barn
Chisago City, MN

Clover Blossom School
Almelund, MN

Gustaf Anderson House
History Museum
Lindstrom, MN

Cheewin Log Lodge
Rush City, MN

Delmore - Fransen House
Rush City, MN

Sunrise Community Museum
Sunrise, MN

Movie set from a scene in "A Serious Man"
The CCHS Museums and Exhibits:
The Chisago County Historical Society manages a variety of museums at different locations within Chisago County. Each site is a visual reminder of the historical and heritage preservation work we do.

Learn more about each location, view photos, and view/print a locator map when you click one of the [
Info] or [Map] buttons that are provided below.

Schedule a tour:
Our research library and museums are open on a variety of occassions during the summer tourist season. This year the Gustaf Anderson House / History Museum will be closed in preparation for needed rennovation.

We plan to have this historic landmark in Lindstrom available once again in the summer of 2017. Please plan ahead for group tours or rental for your special event. Call us to discuss your specific needs!

Our office and research library are open during the days and hours posted on our Contact Us webpage.

651-257-5310 or email us if you are interested in visiting one of our other sites.