Showing this Summer
Bernick Companies celebrates their 100th anniversary as a business in central Minnesota. The exhibit features memorabilia from the private company collection and features many of the marketing materials used by the various products Bernicks' has carried through the years.
Bernick's 100th Anniversary
On April 26, 1916, Charles Bernick bought the Granite City Bottling Works. Since that time ownership has been passed down through generations of Bernicks and has become vital part of the central Minnesota business community. 

HEALTHYVILLE® is at the 
Stearns History Museum
Nationally touring family exhibit on health and wellness through September 4.

 Children’s health matters. Not only is it a topic of vital importance for Central Minnesota’s parents and families, but it is a critical issue for the short- and long-term health of our community as well.  As children’s early experiences help shape their lifelong habits and views on health and well-being, it is crucial to introduce and promote key health messages to them today.  Healthyville, a nationally touring exhibit created by Stepping Stones Museum for Children, delivers those important health and wellness lessons to children and families in a fun, play-based manner.

Long Term Exhibits 

Two floors of exhibits provide visitors of every age with an entertaining learning experience.

Flowing Through Time  Investigate the natural world and explore the impact of settlement in Stearns County as it  grew to be the vibrant community of today.

On Solid Ground - Newly Renovated!  The granite industry has had great impact on the development of the area. Buildings from all over the U.S. have Stearns County granite on their facade and in their hallways.

Power on the Prairie  Many rural areas in Stearns County didn't receive electricity until the 1950s. Explore what life was like before and after electrification from the outhouse to the flush toilet.

Artifind  Enjoy a favorite children's game and book series in the Museum's version of I Spy. It's a great space to share memories with grandchildren as you explain the rotary telephone and record player.

Alice Wheelock Whitney Mrs. Whitney was an important figure in developing the culture of St. Cloud. Her story highlights the importance of giving back to a community and how it can have long term impact.

Love hidden object games? Then you will love Artifind. This newly renovated activity is fun for the whole family.  

Find 2 windmills, a lunch box and a turkey with legs,
A pair of green chairs, two forks and a crate of eggs.
Find a vacuum, a stool and 3 potatoes,
A potty chair, 2 cow bells, and two ripe tomatoes.
Find celery in a bag, 2 ducks and a cat,
A football, pink pig and a cowboy with a hat.


Now Showing in the Pantown Theater

Pan's Song: Hear the story of Sam Pandolfo and the Pan Motor Company as told from the viewpoint of Sam Pandolfo in his trial records. 15 minutes

Granite Country USA: The history of the granite industry in Stearns County. 22 minutes

Jewel of St. Cloud Munsinger and Clemens Gardens: Learn the history of St. Cloud's premier gardens along the Mississippi River. 27 minutes

Our Town . . . Our Games.  History of the St. Cloud Rox: The St. Cloud Rox was a minor league baseball team in St. Cloud from 1946 - 1971.  They were affiliated with the New York and San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs and the Minnesota Twins. 15 minutes

Lake George  21 minutes

Paramount Theater  35 minutes


 All of the artifacts in our collections on display in exhibits and preserved at our facility are donated. If you would like to donate to our collection please contact Adam Smith, Curator of Collections, by calling 320-253-8424 or emailing


Stearns History Museum • 235-33rd Avenue South • St. Cloud, MN  56301   

(320) 253-8424 •