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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 ...
Valentine’s Fundraiser Event: Purchase a Chance to Win

Valentine’s Fundraiser Event: Purchase a Chance to Win

Money can’t buy love…but it can buy you a chance! Get the key to your Valentine’s heart from the Stearns History Museum “Unlock Your Love…and Make History” fundraiser. Purchase a ticket to unlock three boxes at the Museum.  Winning tickets drawn on Wednesday ...
Lehman, Larson Join Stearns History Museum Board

Lehman, Larson Join Stearns History Museum Board

Christopher Lehman and Derek Larson joined the Board of Directors at the Stearns History Museum during the second half of 2020. Lehman, an ethnic studies professor and chair at St. Cloud State University, joined the Board in August 2020. He has written several books ...
Annette Atkins Receives Zapp Historian Award

Annette Atkins Receives Zapp Historian Award

Annette Atkins, a longtime board member of the Stearns History Museum, recently received the 2020 Zapp Historian Award. The honor recognizes her efforts in promoting the rich history of Stearns County and Central Minnesota. Each year the Museum presents the award to ...
Crossings Excerpt: November 2020

Crossings Excerpt: November 2020

NOTE: This article originally appeared in the November 2020 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 ...

Carie’s Corner: November 2020

WHAT A YEAR 2020 HAS BEEN! Stearns History Museum is as committed as ever to our mission, connecting people through the power of history and culture, and to our vision. We continue to serve you, even if our delivery is different than it was nine months ago. We ...

Serving You Digitally

COVID-19 Precautions: The Stearns History Museum is pleased to be serving you digitally through our online catalog, phone, email, and on social media through January 2021! Staff are available Tuesday through Saturday.   Email: info@stearns-museum.org Phone: ...