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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: Phone: ...
Annette Atkins Named A Historian Laureate

Annette Atkins Named A Historian Laureate

Museum Board Member Receives County Honor Stearns County recognizes educator, author for lifelong work, public history advocacy   Annette Atkins, a longtime board member of the Stearns History Museum, was named a historian laureate by the Stearns County ...
Harvest History: Old School Pumpkin Pie

Harvest History: Old School Pumpkin Pie

It's time for another episode of Harvest History! In this episode, we are going to look at that most glorious symbol of fall in America, the pumpkin! We'll go through a brief history of this crop's dominance in the Americas, and then show you how to make a pumpkin pie ...
In Memory of Board Member Barb Carlson

In Memory of Board Member Barb Carlson

The Stearns History Museum extends our sympathy to the friends and family of Barb Carlson, who has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2014 and led our Development Committee for several years. She and her husband Jerry also are longtime members and ...
We’re Updating our Archival Catalog Thanks to IMLS

We’re Updating our Archival Catalog Thanks to IMLS

The Stearns History Museum recently received an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant for $21,444 to update its archival catalog system. The new catalog will allow you and other users to search for materials online in a much easier way and order photos ...
“Rightfully Hers” Pop-Up Exhibit Now Open

“Rightfully Hers” Pop-Up Exhibit Now Open

A new pop-up exhibit from the National Archives, Rightfully Hers, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, is available for viewing at the Stearns History Museum through November 25, 2020. Rightfully Hers explores the history of the 19th Amendment, ...

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 ...

Stearns County Century Farms Listing

Last updated on Jan. 26th, 2023 Adrian, Garland & Douglas-Belgrade 1901 Adrian, Gerald & Shirley-Freeport 1888 Albrecht, Ermin & Clarice-Paynesville 1873 Altendahl, Allen & Carol-Saint Martin 1891 Ampe, Jeff & Vicky-Paynesville ...

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 ...

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Wed. - Sat. 10-5,
Sunday 12-4.