About Stearns History Museum

The Stearns County Historical Society (d.b.a.) Stearns History Museum serves the citizens of Stearns County drawing audiences from all over the U.S. and the world. Its mission is to “engage people in the exploration of the County’s diverse heritage by providing connections to the past, perspective on the present, and inspiration for the future.” Throughout the year the History Museum presents exhibits, programs and activities that educate, entertain, and inspire participants. The Stearns History Museum is part of a 100-acre nature park with walking trails, abundant wildlife, and a skateboard park.  There truly is something for everyone.

Two floors of exhibits provide visitors of every age with an entertaining learning experience.

Please visit their website for exhibits on display at this current time. 

The Stearns History Museum is not only filled with exhibits to explore, they also host multiple events and programs throughout the year. From large-scale research conferences and the Living History World War II Reenactment weekend, to small-scale writing groups and fun activities just for kids. Check back often! 

Plan Your Visit

At the Stearns History Museum, there’s something for everyone to explore. Find exciting events, engaging exhibits, unique research finds, and interactive programs for all ages. Please enjoy their online catalog, and stay connected with them by phone, email, and social media.
Call 320-253-8424 or email info@stearns-museum.org and check them out on FacebookInstagram and YouTube.
Museum Hours

Museum Open Wednesday – Saturday 10-5 & Sunday 12-4

Museum Closed Monday, & Tuesday
(except for scheduled programs)

Appointments recommended for the Research Center
Call 320-253-8424 or email info@stearns-museum.org to reach their staff.


Tips for Visiting:

Plan Ahead—Exhibit Galleries will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday from Noon to 4 PM. 

Appointments recommended for the Research Center. You belong here and they can’t wait to see you!

Member Perks:

If you’re not yet a member, click here to see all the perks that come with an annual membership to the Stearns History Museum.

Other Options:

They will continue to serve you through email and phone requests at the Research Center and through history content online.

Follow them on FacebookInstagram and YouTube or visit our web weekly for updates.