Stearns History Museum

Minnesota author Maxine Bergerson Werner will lead the discussion and answer questions about her book “Country Ragamuffins,” at the next Granite City Book Club meeting. The group will meet at the Stearns History Museum at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 20.  “Country Ragamuffins” invites readers on a journey back to the 1950s as the author recalls [...]

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Join other avid genealogists at the Stearns History Museum on Tuesday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for an instructional webinar on FamilySearch.org. Lori Bessler, reference librarian and outreach coordinator at the Wisconsin Historical Society Library Archives will be the presenter. FamilySearch.org is a multi-layered website with many resources and services to help [...]

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A public screening of the documentary film “The Typist,” which depicts the experiences of a Minnesota soldier at the Nuremberg Trials, is scheduled at the Stearns History Museum on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Monday, April 28, at 7 p.m. Dr. Daniel Wildeson, professor in the Department of Communication Studies at St. Cloud State University, will [...]

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Join the St. Cloud Area Genealogists on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Stearns History Museum to hear presenters Gretchen Liesen and Stearns History Museum Archivist Sarah Warmka discuss St. Cloud Diocese Church Records. Liesen will lead a presentation about this project at the diocese, and how several volunteers have spent countless hours [...]

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The Stearns History Museum is offering a new monthly class to highlight the many resources available and show you how easy they are to access. Beginning at 9:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday of every month, archivists will teach an Introduction to the Research Center and Archives workshop.  Patrons will be shown how to use [...]

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Sauk Rapids rock collector Lyndon D. Johnson will share his passion for rock hunting in central Minnesota at the Stearns History Museum at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21. Johnson has been collecting agates, fossilized coral, and quartz for about 17 years. He has one of the world’s largest personally found Lake Superior agate collections [...]

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The Stearns History Museum and St. Cloud State University (SCSU) are co-sponsoring author Walt Bachman for a presentation, discussion, and reception at SCSU on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 7  p.m. Bachman, author of “Northern Slave, Black Dakota: The Life and Times of Joseph Godfrey, “will share his ground-breaking research documenting how the U.S. Army pay [...]

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On June 13, 1968, at 7:04 p.m., the first recorded F-5 tornado in Minnesota history swept through the small southwestern town of Tracy.  The massive tornado destroyed several city blocks, killed nine people and injured more than 100 others.  Scott Thoma, who was a little boy at the time, writes the story about a family [...]

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