Planned giving refers to charitable gifts that require some planning before they are made.


Planned gifts may provide donors with tax benefits and/or income for life, while supporting Prairie Village Museum.


Types of planned gifts include:

  • Bequests

  • Corporate Matching Gifts

  • Life Insurance

  • Life Income Plans or Living Trusts

  • Charitable Remainder Trust

  • Charitable Lead Trust

  • Testamentary Trust or Annuity Bequest

Please contact us and we'll be happy to help you plan your gift.

Norwegian immigrants Dagfin and Petra (Pedersen) Olsen began farming near Rugby and Barton in
the late 1880s and raised 13 children. Above right: Agnes Lamb with her horses on the day she filed on her homestead near Washburn in 1906. Right: Ice fishing in North Dakota.

Donations welcome!

Prairie Village Museum is managed by the Geographical Center Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) organization.

Contributions are tax deductible.

Project support: Choose a project, event
or activity you'd like to support

Some of our current projects include:

  • Replacing roofs on Livery Barn and Jail

  • Restoring our Great Northern Caboose

  • Cataloging collections using PastPerfect


You may want to consider Adopting a Building.

Memorials & Honorariums are
wonderful ways to honor loved ones.

Memorials and honorariums may be made online via PayPal or mailed to Prairie Village Museum at 102 Hwy 2 SE, Ste A, Rugby, ND 58368.

In-kind gifts can be anything, from office supplies to food for fundraisers.


Our current wish list includes:

  • Antique/old wood tables & chairs for customer service area

  • White copy paper

  • Legal pads

  • Envelopes

  • Postage stamps

Contact us with questions or to arrange a drop off.

Credit Cards


Money matters: The Geographical Center Historical Society receives some operating support from Pierce County. However, to maintain our historic structures and care for the thousands of objects in our collections, we rely on admission fees, historical society memberships, gifts, donations, grants, and endowments.


102 Hwy 2 SE, Ste A

Rugby, ND 58368

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