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Could a virtual visit to history be in your future?

We are currently serving you digitally until we re-open in person January 21st, 2021.

Here at the Stearns History Museum, there’s something for everyone to explore. Find exciting online events, engaging digital exhibits, unique research finds, and interactive programs for all ages. Please enjoy our online catalog, and stay connected with us by phone, email, and social media. Call 320-253-8424 or email info@stearns-museum.org and check us out on FacebookInstagram and YouTube

HISTORY AT HOME SERIES

Even if you can’t come in to the museum, our creative staff has endless ways of bringing history to you, wherever you are. Check out some of our recent videos below.

My New Old House

Sometimes new houses are actually old ones with lots of interesting history. For everything from the laundry chute to the Frigidaire, we’ll explore the charming quirks of “experienced” homes.

Stories of Your Stuff

You’ve seen a lot of our stuff, but we want to see yours! This new series explores the objects in your home that have a story of their own.

In the Victory Kitchen with Eric

You’ve never had so much fun cooking as when Eric’s in charge—learn all about how history and food go hand in hand.

Historic Happy Hour with Caitlin

Caitlin will meet you for happy hour, no matter where you are! You’ll get a little history along with a cocktail lesson.

Stories of Our Stuff

Learn more about all of the “stuff” we’ve gladly accumulated over the years. There’s always a story to be told!

We are here to serve you digitally!

To connect with our staff, Tuesday through Saturday:

Email: info@stearns-museum.org
Call: 320-253-8424

In-Person Visit Tips for When We Re-Open January 21st, 2021:

  • Plan Ahead—Exhibit Galleries will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Reservations are recommended as capacity is limited—call us at 320-253-8424 to schedule your visit. Research Center is open by appointment only, Wednesday through Saturday from 10am-4pm, with extended hours Thursday evening until 7pm. Please call at least 48 hours before you wish to visit to ensure there is an open time. We’ll greet you at the door when you arrive! 
  • Mask Up—We will be wearing masks and we ask that you do too. We will be glad to give you one if you forget yours! Hand sanitizer is available throughout the building.
  • Streamline—To ensure proper social distancing, please limit your group size to 6 or less for the exhibit galleries and 2 or less for the Research Center. Please note that our Children’s Room will remain closed for the foreseeable future.
  • Enjoy—We will be learning the “new normal” along with you…so please be patient with us as we do. You belong here and we can’t wait to see you!

Member Perks:

If you’re not yet a member, visit https://stearnshistorymuseum.org/join to take advantage of $5.00 off individual and family memberships using promo codes SHM4YOU or SHMFAMILY.  You’ll also see all the perks that come with an annual membership to the Stearns History Museum.

Other Options:

We will continue to serve you through email and phone requests at the Research Center and through history content online. Follow us on FacebookInstagram and YouTube or visit our web weekly for updates.

Explore Exhibits

We have multiple ongoing exhibits within our museum. Want to learn more.

Discover Programs

Get involved for the day or all year with multiple programs that were designed just for you.

Start Researching

Explore your story using our museum-exclusive resources, with our friendly staff as your guide.

Rent Our Space

Looking for a place for a group gathering? Let our space be yours, with many rental options available.
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Admission Information

All are welcome at the Stearns History Museum! Come for the day or purchase an annual membership.

Pricing by the Day:

  • Adults: $7
  • Children, Ages 5+: $3
  • Children, Ages 4 and under: Free
  • Families: $17 (2 adults and all children under 18 living at the same address)
  • Members: Free

Want to learn more about memberships?

Click the button below to see pricing and benefits of your annual membership. 

Interested?

We sure hope so! If you’d like to learn more or plan a visit, please feel free to contact us—we’ll be happy to talk with you further.

Contact us today by calling 320-253-8424, or email us at info@stearns-museum.org. We look forward to connecting with you.