Stearns History Museum

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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Celebration of baseball to raise funds for Stearns History Museum On Wednesday, April 24, former Minnesota Twin Bert Blyleven will headline the Stearns History Museum’s spring event, “Circle Me History,” at the Gorecki Center in St. Joseph. He’ll talk about his own journey “From Small Town to the Big Leagues.” Social hour will be from [...]

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The Stearns History Museum and Research Center (SHMRC) will turn into scrapbooking heaven for 30 hours between Friday, April 19, and Sunday, April 21. Scrapbooking can be done anywhere (and is!).  Scrapbooking at the SHMRC offers the opportunity to think about scrapbooking in its historical context.  Every scrapbook tells a story and most tell a [...]

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Capture your recollections in a book that will become the most cherished gift you ever give your children Connie Lounsbury will be the featured speaker at the Breakfast Club Program held on Wednesday, June 13, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Stearns History Museum in St. Cloud. The topic will be “How to [...]

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Night at the Museum Come and spend a night at the Stearns History Museum and enjoy movies, stories by the fire and a special secret event that you will remember. Watch as characters from history come alive. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, and end on the morning of Tuesday, [...]

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