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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 parkMuseum 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 Lobbry 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

P.S. Wondering where to eat in the area? We have you covered. Click on Local Eateries or Caterers to find what you’re looking for.

Museum Hours:

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