Connecting people through the power of history and culture

The Stearns History Museum Reopens Thursday, January 21! Visitor hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Research Center Info: Want to do research? *Appointments are required. Please call the Museum at 320-253-8424. Cost to use the Research Center is $7 per person and free with membership. To become a member, visit

Exhibit Galleries: The lobby and small exhibit gallery will open with FREE ADMISSION for the month of February. Current exhibits include Minnesota’s Secret Language School, the story of the Japanese-American military interpreters during WWII, and What I Fought For, a photography exhibit that examines the relationship between refugees and U.S. veterans. Want to see the last freezer off the line from Electrolux? Catch a sneak peek of our newest exhibit that will highlight Pantown neighborhood businesses in St. Cloud. 

*Reservations to the galleries are not required but are recommended to ensure entrance at your preferred time. The Governor’s executive order caps visitor capacity at the Museum, so please limit your family group size to 10 or less. Call 320-253-8424 to make a reservation. 

Your Health Matters:
We will be wearing masks, and we ask that you do too. We will be glad to provide you one if you forget yours! Hand sanitizer is available throughout the building. 

Not quite ready to visit? We recognize that many of our Museum friends may prefer to remain away from public spaces for a little longer. We will continue to serve you through email and phone requests and provide history content on our social media platforms. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, or visit our website weekly for updates. We hope to have on-site programming as soon as it is safe to do so.

Thank You! We want to thank you for your unwavering support during 2020! We are excited to welcome you back!