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April 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until May 31, 2019
“Bucket Brigade,” an ode to our area firefighters, recently opened at the Stearns History Museum
Attain a better understanding of early firefighting methods and its limitations. Discover the stories of our area’s significant historic fires, including the Royal Melrose Granite Fire and the 1957 Sears fire that left downtown St. Cloud coated in ice. Take a “selfie” in the boots, hat, fire coat and pants worn by of some of our local heroes.
Examine the elegance and sheer horse power of the 1929 Ahrens-Fox Fire Piston Pumper, the display’s centerpiece. Once owned by the St. Cloud Fire Department, the Ahrens-Fox is considered one of the finest fire engines of its time. The fire truck, part of the Stearns History Museum’s collection, is often seen in Central Minnesota summer parades and at local events.
Admission: $7, adults; $3, children ages 5 and older. There also is a family rate at $17 which includes 2 adults and all children ages 18 and younger living in the household.