Connecting people through the power of history and culture

New Exhibit: The Lewis Project

Explore the imprint these two men left on the world around them
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Museum Hours: Open Wednesday-Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-4.

Winter weather makes periodic closures possible. Please check Facebook or Instagram or WJON weather line for updates

Where Are We Going? Stearns County Maps

What can maps tell us?
At their most basic level, maps tell us the location and shape of a geographical location at the time it was surveyed. Maps can be used for tracing property ownership, family history, road maps, and even show how the character of an area has changed over time.

Sweetheart Swing Dance

Throw on your dancing shoes and join us for a Sweetheart Swing Dance!

The Rock City Big Band will play all your favorites from the 20s, 30s, and 40s so you and your sweetie or you and your friends can dance the night away. Local beer will be served, along with some tasty sweet treats!

Saturday February 11th at the Whitney Senior Center. $10 per ticket, dance lesson at 6:30 & dance starts at 7.

Museum Receives Historical & Cultural Heritage Program Large Grant for Collections

Stearns History Museum is one of more than 40 institutions in 23 counties statewide to receive a grant from the Minnesota Historical Society for the care of three-dimensional collections.

Museums Host February Series with Hmong Cultural Center

Learn about Hmong history and culture in Minnesota during a free February event series, “Exploring History and Culture in Central Minnesota – Hmong Cultural Center.” Hosted via Zoom each Saturday in February. Registration is required.

Hmong Weddings & Funerals

February 4th at 11:00 am

Traditional Hmong Beliefs about Health and Medicine

February 11th at 11:00 am

Hmong Folk Arts Traditions

February 18th at 11:00 am

Hmong Minnesota Milestones

February 25th at 11:00 am

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Congratulations to John Decker

John Decker to recieve 2021 Zapp Historian Award! Read More >>

Hops & History Program

Stay tuned for upcoming dates!
$7/non-member + free for members >>

Whippersnapper Hour Program

Help kids get their hands on history.
$3/non-member + free for members >>

St. Cloud Area Genealogists

Join the St. Cloud Area Genealogists for their monthly virtual meeting!

Research Your Story

Everybody’s got a story to tell, and research can help you find it. See how Stearns History Museum is your window into the world of history.

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Explore Our Exhibits

Visiting the exhibits at the Stearns History Museum is like locking eyes with history. Come explore our current displays.





Rent Our Space

Museum by day, and rentable any time, our unique setting can be yours for group meetings, corporate events, & weddings.

Our Current Wishlist

As a nonprofit organization, we depend on your support both in the financial form, as well as through specific donations and contributions.

Some of our current needs include the following:

  • Financial support for subscription
  • Landscaping supplies for gardens and berms
  • Oversized planters, dirt, and plants for the plaza
  • Disposable plates, cups, napkins for events
  • A subscription to Lightworks editing for video content


See our full list here >>

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Museum Hours:

Wed. - Sat. 10-5,
Sunday 12-4.