Adams Area History Center, 322 West Main Street, Adams, MN 55909
The Adams Area Historical Society was incorporated with the State of Minnesota on September 5, 2017 as a non-profit organization. The main purpose of the Society is to preserve and share the history of the Adams area.
The Society recently established a History Center in the First National Bank Building at 322 West Main Street in Adams, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The History Center is home to a variety of collections and research materials.
Summer hours for the History Center are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday from 1-3 PM or by appointment. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
Adams Area Historical Society and History Center
322 West Main Street
PO Box 145
Adams Minnesota 55909
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Adams Area Historical Society Membership Information
This is the breakdown of yearly dues. Memberships run for one year, beginning in the month in which dues were paid.
a. Individual - $25
b. Family - $35
c. Club/Organization/Business - $50
d. Bronze - $100 to $249
e. Silver - $250 to $499
f. Gold - $500 to $749
g. Diamond - $750 to $999
h. Platinum - $1,000 or more
Checks may be made out to "Adams Area Historical Society" and mailed to the Adams Area Historical Society, PO Box 145, Adams, MN 55909. Be sure to include your name, address, and email with your check.
The Historical Society is tax exempt under 501(c)(3)
About the First National Bank Building
The First National Bank of Adams, 1917-24, was the last of four small banks designed by Purcell and Elmslie (students of Louis Sullivan), shortly before George Grant Elmslie left the firm in 1921. William Gray Purcell (1880-1965) worked for Sullivan for a short period in Chicago and established his own firm in Minneapolis and Chicago in 1906. George Grant Elmslie (1871-1952) joined the firm in 1909 after leaving Adler and Sullivan in Chicago. Elmslie left Purcell in 1921 to start his own firm and the successful collaboration of the two partners ceased. The Adams Bank was designed as a quality building with first-rate materials, which included a fireplace in the customer area and a painting by noted Chicago artist, John Warner Norton.
Click here to read more details about the First National Bank Building.
Original exterior and interior views of the First National Bank Building
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