About hgn

Heritage Group North Inc (HGN) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Pine River, MN.  The purpose of HGN is to explore the history of the greater Pine River area and to share and interpret that heritage in ways that promote public appreciation of the past, stimulate heritage tourism and fuel local economic development.


HGN is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to preserving community history and identity through various projects, programs, and displays. Among HGN’s most visible works are the restored railroad depot, the caboose, the historic fire-engine display, and HGN’s walking tours.

legacy grants

HGN has received numerous Legacy Grants.

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. Administered by the Minnesota Historical Society.

help us preserve history

Donate Pictures

While we have limited space for physical items, we would like to continue growing catalog of pictures and videos of historical Pine River.

If you have any historical pictures that you would be willing to either donate or allow us to scan and return to you, please let us know!


If you have an interest in history and have time to help out, please consider volunteering!

We have lots of different things you can help out with --both big and small-- including things that don't require moving/lifting.

We're an organization that depends on volunteers!

become a member

If you enjoy history and are supportive of community development, please consider making a donation or joining HGN.

The modest dues are $10 a year for general membership. Please contact us if interested. Other levels are available for more generous support.

Let us know if you can help out!

Contact us


You can call us at (320) 492-1357, contact us via facebook here