Quick Facts:


Date: Every second Wednesday of the month

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Cost: Free to members/non-members $7

Location: Stearns History Museum

Questions? Contact Sarah Warmka, Archivist (320) 253-8424 or email swarmka@stearns-museum.org

Wednesday, August 13th, 9:00 am

Speaker: Bill Morgan

Citizen Soldiers: One Family's Legacy

Bill's presentation traces events surrounding the war experiences of members of his family who fought in America's wars - the Civil War, World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War.  His grandfather was wounded during the Civil War; his great-grandfather died at Bill Run; and a great-unlce helped turn the tide during the third day at Gettysburg.  Later stories have to do with a cousin who died on Iwo Jima and the death of his nephew in Vietnam


Wednesday, September 10th, 9:00 am

Speaker: Joel Arnold

The Red River Trails and the Story of 'Ox Cart Angel'

While searching for a mysterious ancestor, Joel Arnold became fascinated by the Red River trails and the people who traveled them.  Come hear about this interesting, often forgotten park of Minnesota's history, as well as how it led to Arnold's Midwest Book Award-winning novel Ox Cart Angel.  You'll learn about the versatile Red River carts and why it was called the "North West fiddle".  Find out about the Metis, and what life was like on the trails.  Handle authentic Metis sash and discover its many uses.  There might even be a recipe for pemmican to take home!


Wednesday, October 8th, 9:00 am

Speaker: Randy Croce

Documentary Screening: Who Built Our Capital?

The Minnesota State Capitol Building is nationally recognized, but the workers and contractors who constructed it have been forgotten – until now. Four years of original research and stories from builders’ descendants and current statehouse restorers reveal how this Minnesota icon came to be. The documentary and associated website www.whobuiltourcapitol.org, portray not only on-site workers, but those who transported and provided materials for the building, including granite contractors and quarry workers in Stearns County. Project director and video producer Randy Croce will introduce the film and answer questions.

Thank You Coborns!






Breakfast Club bakery items and refreshments are sponsored by Coborn's. For more information about Coborn's please click here.

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