The Redwood County Historical Society has announced the opening of the Redwood County Museum for the season.

An event is being held May 5 starting at noon on the museum grounds west of Redwood Falls. A number of members of the historical society board are scheduled to be on hand that day to answer questions from the public regarding the museum and its out buildings or about history in general.

Refreshments will be served in the museum’s back porch.

In addition, a Civil War era cannon will be on hand. The New Ulm Battery is set to shoot the cannon periodically throughout the afternoon from 1-4 p.m.

A new display is opening during the grand opening event this Saturday. The display will include a portion of Dr. Bernard Ederer’s collection, including pieces that have not been on display in the past. Ederer, who was from Redwood Falls, lived as a world traveler and collector of Native American cultural items.

Due to popular response, the axe from the Kleeman murders will also be on display this season.

The public is encouraged to come and spend the afternoon at the Redwood County museum, tour the site and watch the cannon.

To learn more about the Redwood County Historical Society and the museum visit its Web site at