February 10, 2016 

Tom Elliott, St. Cloud Times sports reporter, discusses the traditions, characters and passion that comprise amateur baseball in Stearns County and central Minnesota.  He started his career at the newspaper in 1982 while attending college.  Over the years, he has worked various capacities from copy sports editor/designer, assistant sports editor and most recently prep sports coordinator.

March 9, 2016  

Christina Traeger, owner and operator of Rolling Hills Traeger Ranch, will talk about her agricultural philosophy as she raises grass-fed beef on her farm near Avon.  You can say farming is in her blood.  Her great-great grandfather settled on a farm northwest of St. Cloud and practiced a similar method of raising cattle.  She takes this tradition and builds on her passion of being a local producer of quality beef.

April 13, 2016 

Former Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Joanne Benson chronicles her experiences in the political arena from the legislative process to traveling around the globe as “a small town girl that visited dignitaries in Washington, D. C. and Moscow”.  Her story begins in Le Sueur, Minnesota and progressed to the second highest government seat in the state.  Along the way, she fostered an interest in education, one she continues to the present day.

Quick Facts:


Date: Second Wednesday of the Month

Time: 9 a.m. - 10 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   

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