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!

Ghost Tours Are Back for 2016!

Weekly Tours Begin May 3rd
Discount Tickets Now Available!

Ghosts of Anoka Walking Tours

See our Groupon page for details.

2016 Anoka Home and Garden Tour

Sunday, July 10th | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Historic Anoka neighborhoodsIt’s a summer tradition that community members look forward to each year: the Anoka Heritage Home and Garden Tour.

Get the inside scoop on the historic homes of Anoka as their current owners graciously invite us inside for a peek into history.

This year’s 13th Annual Heritage Home and Garden Tour will feature Slabtown, along with other historic neighborhoods.

Tickets: $12 (advance) | $15 (day of tour)

Learn more about this event…

The 2nd Annual ACHS Online Auction

Donations deadline extended until May 30th.

Think spring cleaning and check your attic! The Anoka County Historical Society is seeking donations of collectable objects for an online auction fundraiser. Help raise funds to support ACHS and preserve the history of our county by donating antiques, memorabilia, and other items, such as:

* Vintage accessories
* China or porcelain
* Antique sporting goods
* Signed artwork

Bring your donation to the Anoka County History Center. Auction date TBD.
Donations needed for the 2016 ACHS online auction

Note: Donors will receive a receipt for their donations to use for tax purposes. Items donated for the auction will NOT be added into Historical Society’s museum collection and no museum items will be sold in this auction. The ACHS reserves the right to refuse any items.

ACHS Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

ACHS Annual Report (PDF)

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.

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.

Signed, Sealed, and Dinnered

Signed, Sealed, and Dinnered Fundraiser

Join the celebration of Anoka County postal service and the Halloween Stamp at our fundraising dinner. Save your seat and purchase your tickets now!

When:  September 29th, 2016
Time: 5:30 p.m. Social Hour
6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. Program
Where: Greenhaven Country Club
2800 Greenhaven Road
Anoka MN 55303


Learn more about this event.

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