About Art & Heritage Place/Haehn Museum

The Benedictine Sisters have always cherished the crafting of visual arts, architecture and music. They believe that creating beauty not only upholds their cultural heritage, but is a means of spreading the Good News that God is the ultimate beauty.

Whitby Gift Shop and Gallery boasts a large variety of items for sale, many handmade by the sisters. You will find scarves, cards, jewelry, artwork, religious items and more. The gallery is home to an eclectic collection of art either created by the sisters or selected from the sisters’ heritage collection. Most pieces of art work at the Whitby Gift Shop and Gallery are available for purchase.

The Haehn Museum is home to nearly 7,000 artifacts, dating back to 1857, which document the lives and ministries of the Sisters of Saint Benedict. Exhibits capture and portray the strong cultural, social and religious influence the Benedictine sisters have had in their ministries locally, statewide, nationally and internationally, both past and present. The museum was named after Sylvester and Jacquie Haehn, who were major donors for its construction.

Head out to the beautiful city of St. Joseph to enjoy the incredible Haehn Museum and Whitby Gift Shop! Learn more about the history of the Sisters of Saint Benedict and the social and religious influences they brought to the Greater St. Cloud area and beyond.

Tuesday – Friday: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Closed Sunday and Monday