Anoka County Historical Society  | 2135 3rd Ave. N, Anoka, MN 55303 | (763) 421-0600

Library & Exhibit Hall Hours

Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wed–Fri: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday & Monday: Closed

Exhibit Hall Admission

Members: FREE
Adults: $3.00
Children (6–17): $2.00

Questions or Comments?

Feel free to contact us. We’d love to hear from you!


Now Showing

Here are some of our current exhibits. Check out the History Center Museum page to see more.

Wedding Belles & Beaus
Come and see how wedding fashions and traditions have changed over time, while reading the stories of love and marriage in Anoka.

Toyland
Toys are a constant for children in all times and places. This small exhibit displays the sorts of toys and games that have kept Anoka County children engaged throughout the county’s history

The 1965 Tornado
In May of 1965, several tornados swept around the western and northern sides of the Twin Cities metro, leaving devastation in their wake.

Love and Valentine’s Day in Anoka County

Northtown Library | Saturday, February 13th | 1:00 – 2:00 pm


Valentine’s Day. It is the day of love, couples and all things romance. The skeptics may say that it is only a plot from the greeting card and candy companies….but Anoka County residents were celebrating and engaging with Valentine’s Day long before Hallmark Company even began. Find out how Valentine’s Day has been celebrated in Anoka from the county’s founding up until the present. Valentines, newspaper advertisements, parties and more tell the story.

This program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.

Learn more about this program.


Anoka County History Center

We are headquartered in the Anoka County History Center and Library, a marvelous 1965 Mid Century Modern building designed by Griswold and Rauma as a library for the City of Anoka.

History Center Museum

Research & Reference Library

Your donations are vital and appreciated!

Programs and Tours

We offer rich and exciting programs about local history throughout the year. From tours of the community, to education programs for schools and groups, to partnered programs with local libraries.

Ghosts of Anoka Walking Tours

Monuments to Life Cemetery Tours

History Programs

Museum In A Box