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WE ARE GOING DIGITAL! For the health and safety of our patrons and staff, the Stearns History Museum will be closing our building through May 1. Please see the announcement below for details about staying connected to us online!
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Governor Walz has issued an executive order to “Stay At Home” and we’ll do just that! The Stearns History Museum building will be closed through May 1 as required by the state. However, we’re busy working from home and look forward to providing some great digital content in the coming month. Look for "Stories of Our Stuff" and "Stearns Stories", on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.  Connect with our Research Center staff for family history and other archive questions via e-mail and search our online catalog.  Please feel free to e-mail us at info@stearns-museum.org or call 320-253-8424. We’ll still be checking messages and are available to help. Be sure to journal and record your stories about this impactful time in history. We may be asking you to share them in the coming months!

The Stearns History Museum is dedicated to keeping our visitors updated about COVID-19, and is committed to the safety and well-being of our community. At this time, we are following the Minnesota Department of Health recommendations combined with the CDC’s Community Mitigation Strategy for workplace and community-based organizations. We'll be in touch with updates as we have them. Your support is valued now more than ever. Please consider a donation to keep history alive and thriving in Stearns County.

We’re all in this together. Stay home. Stay safe. We'll see you soon!

Featured News & Events

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

Family History Conference

“Growing for Generations”

History Maker Celebration

WWII USO Variety Show

Updates for Our Visitors

Important COVID-19 Information
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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.

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

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