Connecting people through the power of history and culture

More than just a building

If we want to remember the stories of today, we need your financial help. Ready to make a difference?
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We are all living history and together we can:

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In April we viewed the St. John’s Bible at the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library. This stunning work was designed and completed by a team of international artists who used techniques perfected by Medieval Illuminators centuries ago.

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In May, members visited the Sinclair Lewis Boyhood home in Sauk Centre to learn more about this local boy turned international icon. The Sinclair Lewis Foundation works to preserve his childhood home and promote the success of current authors with their annual writer’s workshop.

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This fall, we hosted the Lion Man Literacy Project exhibit. This collaborative effort partnered area youth with illustrators for historically black comic books and films, who taught the kids to develop characters and story lines. They then created drawings and a comic book, which was on display at the Stearns History Museum.

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Throughout the year we helped history thrive in our communities at various events: Juneteenth, Stearns County Fair, Cold Spring Baseball Park, Third Street Brewhouse, Quarry Park, Summertime by George, and more.

History is Where You Are

Your Support Will Help Us Continue To:

  • Preserve a rich and diverse history by collecting and curating archival materials and three dimensional objects
  • Engage all of us who live in and visit Stearns County and Central Minnesota
  • Inspire people to think about our past, our present, and our future through the lens of history
  • Thrive by maximizing opportunities for innovation

Donate securely online by clicking the button above, or mail a check made out to the Stearns History Museum:
235 33rd Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301-3752

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