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Celebrating 40 Years

in Heritage Park
The Stearns History Museum is celebrating its 40th anniversary in Heritage Park this year and we want you to join us! Thanks to the Stearns County Commissioners, we are offering FREE admission to all residents of Stearns County this year so we can join together to commemorate four decades of history in our current location.

Board President Edward Zapp, Jr. and Patricia Morreim led the planning and fundraising charge, along with many staff members including Ruth Knevel, Dave Ebnet, and John Decker. The building opened with much fanfare on June 30, 1984, marking a new era for the Stearns County Historical Society as a museum destination.

To mark our anniversary, we are hosting a series of events and programs focused on the 1980s. So pull out your shoulder pads and stone washed jeans and come find yourself in history.

40 Years events and programs

May 30, 4-8pm, 1980s car show and “I Want My 1980s” exhibit opening
June 21, 12-6pm, Girls Just Want to Have Fun Bus Tour
June 29, 1-3pm, 40th Anniversary Celebration with “Finally At Home: Building the Stearns History Museum” exhibit opening
July 25 & Aug 1, 10am- History Outdoors: The Oregon Trail
August 15, 80s theme night at the Skatin’ Place
Sept 12, 80s themed concert with the St. Cloud Municipal Band
1984 themed Escape Room in December
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