Prairie Sugar Weekend

Prairie sugar, also known as sorghum, was made over 150 years ago as a sweetener for farmers and their families, and it was especially coveted during times when other sugars were scarce. Visitors can learn about the history of sorghum and about the many types of sugar and sugar substitutes that exist today. On the […]

Prairie Sugar Weekend

Prairie sugar, also known as sorghum, was made over 150 years ago as a sweetener for farmers and their families, and it was especially coveted during times when other sugars were scarce. Visitors can learn about the history of sorghum and about the many types of sugar and sugar substitutes that exist today. On the […]

Pioneer Days 2019

Pioneer Days 2019 is just around the corner! This is the 45th annual show and it will again be bigger and better than ever, with something for everyone. This year Case tractors and Galloway gas engines will be featured. Something for Everyone! Parade of Tractors: 1:30 pm Saturday and 2:00 pm Sunday MORE THAN 400 […]

Preserve MN Conference

Minnesota’s annual historic preservation conference, Preserve MN brings together historians, architects, archaeologists, advocates, and anyone else interested in Minnesota’s history together for three days of events in historic places across Minnesota. This year’s conference is being held in St. Cloud, and features tours of famous historic locations like the Stearns County Courthouse, Cathedral of St. […]

Bizarre History of Minnesota

Chad Lewis, paranormal researcher and author, shares bizarre newspaper stories from Minnesota that have not been seen in over 100 years. These unbelievable stories were not lost, they were simply hidden. Lewis provides a portal back to the early days of the state when it was filled with strange deaths, ghosts, sea serpents, peculiar people, […]

Historic Downtown St. Cloud

St. Cloud hosts the MN State Historic Preservation Annual Conference, Preserve MN, September 11-13. Learn more and register here.  History comes alive when you stroll the streets of downtown St. Cloud, especially at these well-known historic buildings. So many stories lie within the bricks and beams of these downtown structures, and we hope to shed a […]

Firefighting Exhibit

“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 […]

Firefighting Exhibit

“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 […]

Firefighting Exhibit

“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 […]