1113Research Center


Whether your research is casual, personal or scholarly, you will find many resources in the Research Center. The Center contains maps, newspapers, genealogical files, oral history tapes and over 500,000 photographic images. The Research Center specializes in Luxembourg and German genealogical materials as well as Stearns County granite and dairy industries, sports, historic preservation and architectural information.


Over 500,000 Photographs

 The Stearns History Museum has over 500,000 images in its collections.  Search the Research Center Catalog to find individually cataloged photos.

Research Center
Online Catalog

This project has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota through the Minnesota Historical Society from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.  Due to changes in technology, our catalog is unable to support online orders. Please call 320-253-8424 or email info@stearns-museum.org to place your order. We apologize for any inconvenience.  Thank you!!


To contact Research Center staff by email:
Steve Penick spenick@stearns-museum.org

Jessica Storlien jstorlien@stearns-museum.org

John Decker jdecker@stearns-museum.org

Cindy Meyer cmeyer@stearns-museum.org

Research Requests

Didn't find what you were looking for on the Research Center Catalog?  Request research from our staff!  We would be happy to do some searching for you!  We can search for obituaries, death certificates, birth certificates, census records, newspaper articles, marriage licenses, plat maps, and more!  See all of our available resources here


Research can be ordered in 30 minute increments here.  When you order research online, please also send an email with your research request to: info@stearns-museum.org.  If you'd like to email us first, and we can give you an estimate on how long your research request might take.


Order Research Here!


Click here to see what resources are available in the Research Center


Minnesota Digital Library

The Minnesota Digital Library has over 37,000 unique photographs and images, maps, journals, documents, letters and works of art. The Minnesota Digital Library project, Minnesota Reflections, has collected the information on these images, and created a searchable database to help people access and use them. http://www.mndigital.org

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