Chisago County Historical Society

A nonprofit organization

27 donors

43% complete

$10,000 Goal

We are all about preserving and sharing the history and culture of Chisago County and the nearby St. Croix River valley.

History is about documenting changes.  It is about saving and retelling stories.  Our stories about the past are derived from the traditions, artifacts, buildings, and landscapes that survive.  Preserving pieces of our past is vital to connecting the things that were said and done in the past with defining who we are today and how we got where we are.

We operate five museums scattered throughout Chisago County so that everyone has an opportunity to visit them. Our museum and research library in Lindstrom is open year-round, and our museum in Rush City is open seasonally, May through September. We have a complex of buildings at the county fairgrounds in Rush City.  Our other museums are located in downtown Sunrise and in the countryside between Almelund and Taylors Falls, which is open during the Almelund Threshing Show every August. 

We have an extensive local history research library open to the public.  We are actively participating in the Library of Congress Veterans History Project and have interviewed well over 100 local veterans. We also do genealogy, book reviews, and guest speaker programs throughout the year.  We also publish a quarterly educational newsletter. 

 It is the role of the County Historical Society to ensure that the rich history and heritage of our area and its varied ethnic traditions are saved and shared with future generations. 


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Chisago County Historical Society

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Arts & Culture Education Memorials


PO BOX 146
Lindstrom, MN 55045



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