Stearns county residents looking for traces of their ancestors might have luck at the Stearns History Museum. John Decker is the head of the research department. He says they have information on 10,000 to 15,000 family names.
March 27th, 1936 – Stearns County Historical Society organized. For seventy-five years the Stearns History Museum has been shaping (and re-shaping) itself in order to serve and supply local residents with tangible displays of our local histories.
March 24th, 1858 – Opponents of Jane Grey Swisshelm, St. Cloud’s first female publisher and feminist, broke into her newspaper office, The St. Cloud Visiter, and destroyed the press, throwing the pieces into the Mississippi River.
It was on this date 99 years ago that the girl scouts started. Now that first meeting was actually held down in Savannah, Georgia. But it didn't take too long before girls the in the St. Cloud area formed their own chapter of the Girl Scouts.
It was on this date in 1854 that the first white child was born in Stearns County. Our "This Date In Central Minnesota History" series is a cooperative effort between WJON and The Stearns History Museum.
The Stearns History Museum has a big anniversary coming-up and they need your help to celebrate. They're looking for your old photos, artifacts, and other memorabilia for their 75th Anniversary exhibit.
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