Upcoming Speakers:


November 9
Glen Tuomaala, St. Cloud State University Band
Glen Tuomaala, St. Cloud State Husky Sports Band Director, will share his research into the early years of the band, its collaborative partnerships with the community, and the driving force to establish the group that we recognize today.  He conducted many oral interviews with alumni and will bring first-hand accounts to this intriguing presentation.

December 14

Peggy Landwehr Roske, Benedictine Migrations
The Benedictines came to St. Cloud in 1856 and settled in Collegeville in 1866, 150 years ago, to serve the German and other immigrants of Minnesota. Using historical maps, images and accounts, CSB/SJU’s archivist Peggy Roske will take you on a (virtual) tour of those early years in St. Cloud and in what’s now known as St. John’s Arboretum.
Peggy grew up in St. Cloud, was in the last class to graduate from St. Ben's High School before it closed, and graduated from CSB in 1977.  With her Master's from UW-Madison, she was a reference librarian for 25 years before transitioning to  being the archivist for CSB and SJU.  With names like Lodermeier, Rennie, Kraemer and Mauer in her family tree, she enjoys sharing archival sources with others with an interest in central Minnesota, and will also show what resources can be found on the CSB/SJU Archives' websites.

January 11, 2017
Norm Setnicker, Slovenian Immigration to Minnesota

Mesabi Iron Range native Norm Setnicker will present Slovenian Immigration to Minnesota, a program that coincides with an exhibit in the Museum's Main Gallery. Setnicker will cover the stat's two primary settlements - St. Stephen and the Mesabi Iron Range - comparing and contrasting how each group arrived to Minnesota in the late 19th century.


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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