Have a Blast
Join us for a school tour!
Call (320)-253-8424 or
email: ccarlson@stearns-museum.org

Student admission is $2.  

Please contact Joanie about the availability of indoor space if planning on bringing students' lunches SHM.
Chaperones are admitted free.  Needed minimum 1 per 10 students. 
Bus drivers are admitted free.  
Tours may be scheduled Monday-Friday  8:30-2:30.
Stearns History Museum is located in Heritage Park in west St. Cloud.
235 33rd Avenue South.  On-site bus parking.  Park is ideal for picnics.
Following your communication with Caitlin complete the form at the bottom of this page and hit submitt to confirm the details of your tour.


Program Options

1.  A Trusted Source. (Choices Made: Difficult Choices to Come. - We can use history to help determine our current choices.)
        Students will learn how to recognize primary sources by examining items from SHM's collections such as letters, journals, oral histories and documents. Suitable for grades 5-6th.

2.  Only One Suitcase. (We Are All Connected. - There are more similarities to each other than difference.)
        Immigrants arrived in the US with few possessions--one trunk or suitcase that held all of their belongings. Using an empty suitcase, Students will be asked to consider what would they pack for a move to another country. 

3. History is Trash. (I Am History. - What we do every day is history. Everything we have done prior to today influences what we do today. We make history each day.)
        Students will carefully remove, set out and examine trash. By studying what humans throw away students will learn what archaeologists learn from what we leave behind.  


Please contact Caitlin Carlson to secure date for your visit before you fill out this form.

(320) 253-8424 or ccarlson@stearns-museum.org 

Reservation Form

- -

Static Text

Research Center 

Stimulate your students' thirst for knowledge in our Research Library with more then 500,000 photographs, 1,000 precious documents, maps, newspapers and more. Students can visit with an archivist to learn how to do research projects, including those for the National History Day competition. Students may purchase research passes for $5. Passes allow students to visit the Museum's Library at any time during the school year. When making your reservation ask about adding the Research Library to your visit.


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

(320) 253-8424 •  info@stearns-museum.org