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Venue Rental

Rent the Stearns History Museum


Looking for a one-of-a-kind location and experience for meetings, events, family parties and reunions? The Stearns History Museum offers a unique setting in Heritage Park. Yes, you can have food and drink here. And yes, you can also have a whole lot of fun!

• Events may be held from 8:30 AM to 5 PM, unless special arrangements are made (ahem, weddings).
  • The Stearns History Museum will review the event plans to ensure compatibility with our mission.
  • Please note the following types of rental events are not permitted at the Museum: public or private fundraisers and auctions.
  • Sorry, candles are not permitted.
  • Liability insurance is required.




Unique spaces
Free Parking
Outdoor plaza in 80 acre nature park
Museum exhibits


Conference Rental Capacity

Up to 50 people classroom style
Up to 36 people in U shape style
Up to 80 people Lecture style (chairs only)
Up to 80 people Dinner style
Up to 14 people Board Room style

Please note: The room arrangement of tables, chairs and other furniture can change the room’s capacity.

Pricing Information

Non-Profit: Large Meeting Room $200 – full day, $100 – 4 hours | Small Meeting Room $150 – full day, $75 – 4 hours

Commercial Groups: Large Meeting Room $250 – full day, $125 half day | Small Meeting Room $180 – full day, $90 – 4 hours

Evening events after 5 PM: Use of exhibit gallery, grounds, and lobby with meeting room outside of business hours, varies by size and scope of event. 

  • Rental of Plaza or Outdoor Space with Use of Lobby and Restrooms:  $1000
  • Rental of Museum Day: $2500
  • Rental of Museum Evening:  $5000

Ready to book or have questions? Contact the Museum at (320)253-8424 or

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