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Stearns County Century Farms Listing

Adrian, Garland & Douglas-Belgrade 1901 Adrian, Gerald & Shirley-Freeport 1888 Albrecht, Ermin & Clarice-Paynesville 1873 Ampe, Jeff & Vicky-Paynesville 1913 Anderson, John & Shirley-Belgrade 1889 Anderson, James & Susan-Belgrade 1881 Arnold,...

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Century Farms Program

In June of each year the Stearns History Museum will honor Stearns County families by designating their farms as Century Farms with the installation of commemorative markers. The Museum’s Century Farm program recognizes the long history of Stearns County farmers as...

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Whippersnapper Hour

The Whippersnapper Hour is a new monthly program for children, ages 7-12. It will be held on the third Saturday of each month, now through May. This fun program takes a hands-on approach to learning history. Cost:  Same as the Museum Cost of Admission for Children...

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Stearns History Museum Community History Grant

The Stearns History Museum Community Grant provides funding to Stearns County 501(c) 3 historical entities for projects that preserve County history. The grants must support projects that strengthen the ability of organizations to preserve their community history and...

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St. Cloud Area Genealogists

The St. Cloud Area Genealogists is a non-profit organization that strives to make your family history research an enriching and rewarding experience. Our monthly meetings include guest speakers who provide educational presentations to teach ways to prepare a research...

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Memory Writers

Memory Writers is a writing group that meets twice a month on the first and third Tuesdays at 10:00 am.  The group develop topics to write about and in turn shares those stories. This program is free to Museum members (non-members $7). Join the Memory Writers as they...

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Civil War Roundtable

The Civil War Roundtable meets at 3:00 PM the 2nd Tuesday of each month. We meet right here at the Stearns History Museum, and no RSVP is required. ... Upcoming Topics: February 11 – Abraham Lincoln's Life and Legacy Joyce and Jim Hinderks will provide details on...

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Breakfast Club

Love history? Join us at Breakfast Club where speakers will inform and entertain guests on a variety of topics from agriculture to WWII, from immigration to cheese making. Every month a new story is told in this remarkable series. Refreshments are served. Breakfast...

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Research Center Details

Research Center Details

Research Center Fees • 10% Discount off all fees for Members • Stearns County birth and death records Information: $15 per individual name search. • Stearns County marriage for one bridal couple, $15.   Available: month and year from 1856-1900, full date and location...

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History Day

History Day

Happy History Day!  If you're visiting the museum, consider checking out our online catalog before you visit: archives.stearns-museum.org Whether your search is casual, personal, or scholarly, you will find many resources at the Stearns History Museum. A rich source...

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