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2020 has been a historic year. If we want to remember the stories of today, we need your financial help. Ready to make a difference?
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—Here To Serve You Digitally—

The Stearns History Museum is here to serve you digitally through our online catalog, email, phone, and social media until January 4, 2021! Staff are available Tuesday through Saturday.

Unfortunately, we also must pause taking items into the collections. If you have something you’d like to donate, we will gladly make an appointment to see you early in the new year. 

Keep up with our online offerings by staying connected through Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. Just click the buttons below!

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Be part of our local history by sharing your story with us.

—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 >>

SUGGESTED HAPPENINGS & EVENTS

Featured News & Events

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

Congratulations to Annette Atkins!

Longtime Board Member Named Historian Laureate
Read more here >>

Read an Excerpt of Crossings

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

Updates for Our Visitors

We are serving you digitally through January 4th, 2021!
Learn More >>

SHM Receives IMLS Grant for Catalog

We’re updating our Archival Catalog

Read the Press Release >>

Extending Our Sympathy

Read more about Barb Carlson, longtime Stearns History Museum Board Member >>

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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