Explore the day away.
Explore Exhibits and Take a Trip Back In Time
At the Stearns History Museum, you can walk from one decade to the next all in one day. It’s like time travel, right in your own backyard.
Permanent and changing exhibits highlight the history of people, places, and stories in Central Minnesota’s history. We encourage you to explore at your own pace, schedule a tour, and come back often.
Sinclair Lewis was a world-famous writer, the first American to win the Nobel Prize for literature. His older brother Claude helped St. Cloud become a regional center for the medical arts and nursing. This new exhibit explores the imprint these two men left on the world around them and the relationship they shared throughout their lives.
Running now through the winter.
Just For Fun: Toys We Loved
Recall old childhood memories. The exhibit includes dolls that date back to the mid-1800s, a Snurfer, a precursor to today’s snowboard, and a collection of early-manufactured Tonka trucks. It also features a working Lionel Electric Train on loan to the Museum by retired dentist Jeff Poehler.
Choices Made, Choices to Come
We brought the outside in so you can explore Stearns County Natural History and its environmental impacts.
On Solid Ground
Immerse yourself in a 1930s granite quarry and discover the impact of the granite industry in Central Minnesota.
Stay tuned! Lots to come in 2023!
There’s More to Explore
The Stearns History Museum hosts exciting events, programs, and research opportunities throughout the year. Be sure to take a look around and enjoy all we have to offer.
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