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Campers dig for coins and pottery during the Archaeology Day Camp. 
 (Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON)
Campers dig for coins and pottery during the Archaeology Day Camp. (Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON)
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Campers Dig Into Archaeology At Stearns History Museum Day Camp [VIDEO]

The Stearns History Museum and the SCSU Department of Anthropology teamed up to put on a day camp for kids. During the camp they searched for artifacts including coins and pottery during a dig, and also mapped artifacts, surveyed the oldest building in St. Cloud, went on a nature hike, sifted through soil, and learned about archaeology.

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Photo courtesy of the Stearns History Museum
Photo courtesy of the Stearns History Museum
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New ‘Sign’ Exhibit Opening at Stearns History Museum

There's nothing more nostalgic than an old sign. A new exhibit "Sign of the Times" is opening tomorrow (Thursday) at the Stearns History Museum in St. Cloud. They're hosting a free reception from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m.

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Proposed new museum. The area outlined in blue represents the current building. Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
Proposed new museum. The area outlined in blue represents the current building. Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
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News @ Noon: Stearns History Museum Planning Major Expansion

The Stearns History Museum in St. Cloud is looking at a major expansion project. They unveiled their initial expansion concept during their annual fundraiser a couple of weeks ago. CEO Jim Davis was on WJON today (Monday) to talk more about the project.

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Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
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Visual Tour Of Civil Rights Struggle Comes To St. Cloud [VIDEO]

A nationally-touring exhibit telling the story of the fight for civil rights in America makes its stop at the Stearns History Museum.

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‘Kringlefest’ Shows-Off Norwegian Traditions at Stearns History Museum [AUDIO]

Experience a traditional Norwegian-themed Christmas at the Stearns History Museum. Their annual "Kringlefest" is this Sunday from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m.

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Tim Hoheisel
Tim Hoheisel
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Stearns History Museum Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

A change in leadership at the Stearns History Museum. Tim Hoheisel has resigned from his position.

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The Weekender: Plays, Concerts, and Halloween Fun

Enjoy a production by GREAT Children's Theatre, Concerts by Music Legends, and it's October, which means it's time for some Halloween Fun.

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Norwegian Exhibit, photo courtesy of Stearns History Museum
Norwegian Exhibit, photo courtesy of Stearns History Museum
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Uff Dah! Norwegian Immigration Exhibit Opens this Weekend At Stearns Museum [AUDIO]

The Vikings are on display at the Stearns History Museum in St. Cloud. Not the Minnesota Vikings - Norwegians. You Betcha! A new exhibit called "New Land, New Life: Norwegian Immigration in Minnesota 1825-1925" opens this Saturday.

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‘Cemetery Stroll’ Offers a History Lesson in an Unusual Place

You have another chance to take a walk through a local cemetery, and learn a little history along the way. The Stearns History Museum is hosting another "Beyond The Grave...A Historic Cemetery Stroll".

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Stearns History Museum
Stearns History Museum
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Stearns History Museum to Hold Open House, Member Appreciation Lunch

The Stearns History Museum is holding an open house tomorrow (Wednesday) as part of their member appreciation day.

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