About the Stearns History Museum
Our History, Our Vision
The Stearns History Museum is a vibrant organization, with a passionate staff that has continued to draw a steady stream of interest both locally and globally. Every year we serve our community with an impressive lineup of programs, events, and attractions from our museum headquarters that sits alongside a 75-acre nature park. With walking trails, abundant wildlife, a skateboard park, and a serene getaway from the immediate adjacent surroundings of metropolitan St. Cloud (which also has lots to offer!), our unique setting has long been a beloved part of “what to do” in Central Minnesota.
Growing From Here:
Proud To Be Centrally Located
Aside from our exhibits, you’ll find plenty of things to do each month, both inside and outside of the Stearns History Museum. Come take a look for yourself.
Pay By The Visit
Think of it like a day pass, any day you want. Our admission prices are minimal, and you can feel free to visit whenever it works for you.
Join As A Member
Memberships pay for themselves within a few visits, and they help sustain our programming here at the Stearns History Museum.
Mission & Vision of the Stearns History Museum
Our Mission: To connect people through the power of history and culture.
Our Vision: To offer a premier cultural heritage experience in Central Minnesota.
We’re Committed To:
- Preserving a rich and diverse history by collecting and curating archival materials and three-dimensional objects.
- Engaging everyone who lives in and visits Stearns County and Central Minnesota.
- Inspiring people to think about our past, our present, and our future through the lens of history.
- Thriving by maximizing opportunities for innovation.
Our Dedication to Transparency: 2021 Annual Report | 2020 Annual Report | 2019 Annual Report | Strategic Plan | Audit | 990
Meet Our Team
Meet Our Board
Dorraine (Dorrie) Larison
Jeff Bertram, District 3, Stearns County Commissioner