The Beltrami County History Center will be closed to the public until April 1, 2020 in accordance with the City of Bemidji’s decision to close city public buildings in response to COVID-19.  In addition, all programming and events including the Women’s History Lecture Series, Train Days at the Depot, and the Antique Appraisal event will be cancelled or postponed. 

Although this is an uncertain time for all of us, I think it’s important to remember that our ancestors had gone through challenging events in their times as well and that inherited courage is still in us.  We can wash our hands more often, live a bit more intentionally, and communicate kindness to each other at a distance.  When this passes we will all have an interesting story to tell our grandchildren.      

Although our services to the public are limited, you may still call (218-444-3376) or email ( your research requests and access our website which includes links to our online gift shop. 


Cyndi Carlson, Executive Director


The Beltrami County Historical Society operates out of the Beltrami County History Center in the restored 1912 Great Northern Depot in Bemidji, Minnesota.

130 Minnesota Ave SW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone: (218) 444-DEPO/3376
Fax: (218) 444-3377

Hours of Operation


(Wednesday – Saturday
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Research and groups also by appointment.


$5 – Adults
$4 – Seniors
$3/adult – Groups of 5 or more
$1 – Children 6-12
FREE – Children 5 & under
FREE – Members of BCHS

Contact Us

Use the contact information above to contact us or schedule an appointment. Please note that our website host sometimes blocks AOL and Yahoo e-mail addresses from reaching us.