Connecting people through the power of history and culture.

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Gallery & Research Center* Hours Are: 9:30 AM – 5 PM, Tuesday through Saturday

*Make a Research Center appointment: call 320-253-8424 or email info@stearns-museum.org.

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—Our Stance on Cultural Diversity and Anti-Racism—

Now more than ever, the Stearns History Museum is committed to fulfilling our mission, connecting people through the power of history and culture. As Board members and staff, we promise to continue to advocate for justice, peace, equality, and acceptance on the local and global levels. We are better together. Read our message here >>


Featured News & Events

Here are a few big upcoming events that you won’t want to miss. Explore by clicking below.

Read an Excerpt of Crossings

Sample a story from Crossings, our members-only magazine.
Take a look >>

Welcoming Two New Board Members

Christopher Lehman and Derek Larson have joined our Board of Directors. Learn more here >>

2020 Zapp History Award Winner

Annette Atkins recognized for lifelong work & public history advocacy. Read more here >>

SHM Receives IMLS Grant for Catalog

We’re updating our Archival Catalog

Read the Press Release >>

Congratulations to Annette Atkins!

Longtime Board Member Named Historian Laureate
Read more here >>

More To Connect With

You’ll find even more to explore with the help of our featured partners, including St. Cloud Area Genealogists.


Explore Our Exhibits

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

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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Rent Our Space

Museum by day, and rentable any time, our unique setting can be yours for group meetings, corporate events, weddings & more in 2021.

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 Donations

•1940s era office, living room, and military items

• A large bluetooth speaker for our lobby & events

• Technical Equipment for our Meeting Room

See our full list here >>

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