We are an all-volunteer organization, currently working to develop services for Hewitt and area residents. Our goal is to provide cultural opportunity for our rural community and surrounding area. Please join us in preserving and developing our unique identity as a vibrant community with a long and rich history!
The Hewitt Public school is currently the home of the Hewitt Museum. The Hewitt Museum was created to preserve & promote the history of the City of Hewitt, along with the Stowe Prairie Township and central Minnesota.
From 1911 to 1952 the Hewitt School served Hewitt, MN as the community's only educational institution. In 1953 the Hewitt School district consolidated with near by Bertha. From 1953-1964 the Hewitt school housed first to sixth grades. From 1964-1980 fifth & sixth grades were held at the school.
In 1981, The Hewitt Historical Society adopted the school as a local history Museum. The Hewitt School was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 2006.
The City of Hewitt, along with the Hewitt Historical Society were awarded a Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant on January 21st, 2010 in the amount of $156,369 to restore the roof and windows of the Hewitt School.
The Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants Program has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008. This fund is administered by the Minnesota Historical Society.