9 to 10 a.m., Wednesday, February 11 • “Waters Like the Sky.” Author Nikki Rajala of Stearns County steps into the past with Waters Like the Sky, a story of an unlikely young voyageur who spends the winter with a seasoned fur brigade in northern Minnesota. Set in the early 1800s, Waters Like the Sky illuminates the culture and tradition of the French-Canadians. Join Rajala as she discusses the research that went into writing her and her mother's well-received work of fiction.

9 to 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 11 • “Polish Family Traditions.” Family traditions can span generations. Its evolution, often rooted in ethnic customs, help define holiday celebrations and world perspectives. John V. Bieniek, currently of the Twins Cities area, discusses how his Polish upbringing on a farm in northeastern Stearns County and his travels to Poland still influence him today.

Quick Facts:


Date: Second Wednesday of the Month

Time: 9 a.m.

Cost: Free for members; $7 for nonmembers

Location: Stearns History Museum

Questions? Contact Archivist Steve Penick at (320) 253-8424 or email spenick@stearns-museum.org

Stearns History Museum • 235-33rd Avenue South • St. Cloud, MN  56301   

(320) 253-8424 • Toll free 866-253-8424  info@stearns-museum.org