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.
Discover how transportation has woven the fabric of Stearns County’s history, shaping our landscape and fostering our community.
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! Our 1980s exhibit opens in 2024!
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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