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New Exhibit: Why Treaties Matter

New Exhibit: Why Treaties Matter

Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations now open!  Many people believe the United States gave land to Native Americans, but the reverse is true. Under pressure, the tribal nations often gave up large portions of their homelands to retain...
John Decker to Receive Zapp Historian Award

John Decker to Receive Zapp Historian Award

 John Decker, a longtime employee of the Stearns History Museum, will receive the 2021 Zapp Historian Award. The honor recognizes his longtime service to the community and his commitment to promoting the rich history of Stearns County and Central Minnesota.  Each year...
Minnesota Voices Book Club Launch

Minnesota Voices Book Club Launch

The Stearns History Museum is partnering with UniteCloud to launch a quarterly book club that connects history to diversity, equity, and inclusion topics that impact our community. These sessions will be led by Minnesota authors who bring a wide spectrum of voices to...

Crossings Excerpt: February 2021

NOTE: This article originally appeared in the February 2021 issue of Crossings, a magazine exclusively produced for museum members. To read the whole story and receive the magazine four times per year, simply purchase an annual membership to the Stearns History...

Open as of Thursday, January 21, 2021

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...