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Stearns History Museum Hosting Science Group

If you're looking for something to do indoors with the kids this weekend, the Stearns History Museum has a free event.

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Letter Referring to Titanic Surfaces in St. Cloud [AUDIO]

This Sunday the world will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. At the time of the tragedy, St. Cloud's first family had more than just a passing interest.

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Photo from my grandma Hazel's Cafe in Danube, Minnesota (Jim Maurice)
Photo from my grandma Hazel's Cafe in Danube, Minnesota (Jim Maurice)
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Looking Back at the Past, 1940 Census Date Released [AUDIO]

This is an exciting day for genealogists and history buffs. The federal government is releasing the data from the 1940 census. John Decker is an archivist at the Stearns History Museum. He says it's especially interesting for the people who were alive in 1940 for them to see the information about themselves.

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Abby Faulkner
Abby Faulkner
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New Stearns History Museum Exhibit Honors A Century of Girl Scouts [AUDIO]

It's been a century since the Girl Scouts of America were founded, and the Stearns History Museum is recognizing this milestone with a new exhibit.

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Historic Figures Come Alive at Stearns Museum [AUDIO]

Sam Pandolfo, Alice Wheelock Whitney, and other prominent St. Cloud residents gathered at the Stearns History Museum today (Thursday). Actually, it was just current residents playing those iconic characters in our city's past.

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1969 photo of Gig Young from the film 'The Shoot Horses Don't They' courtesy of the Stearns Hisory Museum
1969 photo of Gig Young from the film 'The Shoot Horses Don't They' courtesy of the Stearns Hisory Museum
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Looking Back: St. Cloud’s Gig Young Won an Oscar in 1970

The Academy Awards for this year's top movies will be handed-out tomorrow (Sunday), but did you know a St. Cloud native has won Hollywood's top prize in the past?

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St. Cloud railroad after the 1886 cyclone, courtesy of the Stearns History Museum
St. Cloud railroad after the 1886 cyclone, courtesy of the Stearns History Museum
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‘Disasters’ Exhibit Opens Saturday at Stearns Museum

Last summer we experienced some powerful storms here in Central Minnesota, but they were nothing compared to some of the disasters of the past.

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Steven Wright
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St. Cloud’s First Female Officer Hired – On ‘This Date In Central Minnesota History’

St. Cloud’s first female police officer, Ruby Danielson, began her work on this date, December 15th, in 1945.

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Sinclair Lewis (Stearns History Museum)
Sinclair Lewis (Stearns History Museum)
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Sinclair Lewis Wins Nobel Prize – on ‘This Date in Central Minnesota History’

On this date, December 10th, in 1930, Sauk Centre native Sinclair Lewis became the first American to be awarded a Nobel Prize for Literature.

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Photo from Library of Congress
Photo from Library of Congress
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton Visits St. Cloud – on ‘This Date in Central Minnesota History’

On this date, December 5th, in 1872, prominent abolitionist and women’s rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton visited St. Cloud to deliver a lecture titled “The Coming Girl.

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