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Museum Myths

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A Little History

A Little History is a monthly program for preschool-age children. They will make crafts, play games and discover historic stories. It takes place at 10 a.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. 2020 Topics Include: January 29 –  Russian Nesting Dolls February ...

History Maker Celebration 2020

Coming Back in 2021! Join us in celebrating the Stearns County history makers with a live WWII USO-style variety show, including a themed dinner. When: TBD in 2021 Where: Gorecki Center, College of St. Benedict Why: This event benefits the Stearns ...

Stearns County Century Farms Listing

Adrian, Garland & Douglas-Belgrade 1901 Adrian, Gerald & Shirley-Freeport 1888 Albrecht, Ermin & Clarice-Paynesville 1873 Ampe, Jeff & Vicky-Paynesville 1913 Anderson, John & Shirley-Belgrade 1889 Anderson, James & Susan-Belgrade ...

Century Farms Program

In June of each year the Stearns History Museum will honor Stearns County families by designating their farms as Century Farms with the installation of commemorative markers. The Museum’s Century Farm program recognizes the long history of Stearns County farmers as ...

Whippersnapper Hour

The Whippersnapper Hour is a new monthly program for children, ages 7-12. It will be held on the third Saturday of each month, now through May. This fun program takes a hands-on approach to learning history. Cost:  Same as the Museum Cost of Admission for Children ...

Stearns History Museum Community History Grant

The Stearns History Museum Community Grant provides funding to Stearns County 501(c) 3 historical entities for projects that preserve County history. The grants must support projects that strengthen the ability of organizations to preserve their community history and ...

Memory Writers

Memory Writers is a writing group that meets twice a month on the first and third Tuesdays at 10:00 am.  The group develop topics to write about and in turn shares those stories. This program is free to Museum members (non-members $7). Join the Memory Writers as they ...

Civil War Roundtable

The Civil War Roundtable meets at 3:00 PM the 2nd Tuesday of each month. We meet right here at the Stearns History Museum, and no RSVP is required. ... Upcoming Topics: February 11 – Abraham Lincoln's Life and Legacy Joyce and Jim Hinderks will ...