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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.


Our Reopening Plan + Continued Digital Offerings

The Stearns History Museum building will remain closed to the public until June 23rd, when we will re-open by appointment for Members Only. Starting July 7th, we will open to the general public, also by appointment only. We will continue to serve you by email and phone. Email info@stearns-museum.org or call 320-253-8424 with questions, to learn about new digital programming for all ages, or to work on research. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and enjoy our videos on our YouTube channel (see buttons below). Be safe and healthy!

Featured News & Events

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

Extending Our Sympathy

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

Family History Conference

September 19, 2020 (sold out)
—We are going digital!—
“Growing for Generations”

SHM Receives IMLS Grant for Catalog

We’re updating our Archival Catalog

Read the Press Release >>

Updates for Our Visitors

COVID-19 Information

Read Updates Here >>

History Maker Celebration

—Coming Back in 2021—

WWII USO Variety Show

Missing Pieces Walking Tour

—Now Full, Check Back Soon—

August 31st, 2020

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.

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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