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Museums & Exhibits
Moody Round Barn
Chisago County
Historical Society
P.O. Box 146
Lindstrom, MN 55045

Telephone: 651-257-5310
Email address:
chisagohistory@frontiernet.net
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The Moody Round Barn and Township Park
24401 Lofton Avenue
Chisago City, MN

The Moody Round Barn was constructed in 1915 by Charles A Moody, who settled a few miles south of Chisago City in 1871. He built a modern round dairy barn on the edge of the lake we know today as Moody Lake. The total cost was $3,200, quite a sum of money in those days. Seven men labored for $1 a day along with their meals.

The barn is 56 feet high and 56 feet in diameter with a 42 foot silo inside. It is built on two levels, the main floor was used for milking and calving, and the loft area for storing hay. The blue-gray exterior with white trim is a country icon that can be seen for many miles.

According to Charles' grandson, Warren Moody, there were many advantages to having a round barn. The design was more wind resistant, along with having more useable space. Also, feeding the livestock from the center was easier.

The Moody Round Barn is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites and is one of only about a dozen such barns remaining in the state.

History is about documenting changes. Our stories about the past are derived from the traditions, artifacts, buildings, and landscapes that survive. Preserving pieces of the past is a reflection of our values, and is vital to our connection with our heritage.
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Photograph used with permission - (c) 2012 Don Deckert
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The CCHS Museums and Exhibits:
The Chisago County Historical Society manages a variety of museums at five different locations within Chisago County. Each site is a visual reminder of the historical and heritage preservation work that 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 historical sites and museums are open on a variety of occassions during the summer tourist season. The Gustaf Anderson House / History Museum remains open throughout the year on the first Sunday of each month. This historic landmark on Lake Blvd in Lindstrom is available for group tours or rental for your special event. Please call us to discuss your needs!

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

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