Connecting people through the power of history and culture

Stearns History Museum is a 2023 Blue Star Museum

Stearns History Museum announced it will join museums nationwide in the Blue Star Museums initiative, a program that provides free admission to currently-serving U.S. military personnel and their families this summer to connect to history and culture.
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Museum Hours: Open Wednesday-Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-4.

At War & At Home | The WWII Experience

July 8th – 9th

We’re bringing back our annual WWII weekend! You can expect the Museum to be full of family-friendly activities, reenactors, interactive exhibits, and a lot more.

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.

Show your support!

The Stearns County History Museum is more than just a museum – it’s a vibrant community hub that brings people together to learn, connect, and celebrate the unique heritage of central Minnesota.

By becoming a sponsor of the Stearns County History Museum, you’ll help preserve the region’s history for generations to come!

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.

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See What’s New in 2023!

Group photo of WWII soldiers and support staff

Save the Date!

At War & At Home: The WWII Experience!
Coming this July

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 >>

Our Sponsors

Jupiter Moon
Magnifi Financial
George & Mary Rindelaub
St Joseph Mutual Insurance
Dorrie & Scott Larison
Compeer Financial

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Museum Hours:

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