Come explore the history of Anoka County, Minnesota

Join us for the

12th Annual Anoka Heritage Home & Garden Tour!


 This year’s tour will take place on Sunday, July 12. It will be in the lovely Dunham Oaks Neighborhood located right on the Rum River just north of the County Fairgrounds (homes & gardens), as well as in historic downtown Anoka (business stops). The Home and Garden Tour is presented by the Anoka Heritage Preservation Commission and the Anoka County Historical Society.

We would like to thank all of the homeowners and all of our sponsors for their participation and support!

Tickets are on sale now!

Join us for the ACHS 2015 Fall Fundraiser

Natalie Haas Steffen Recognition Dinner

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(Ms. Haas Steffen in 1991.)

Announcing a recognition dinner in honor of Natalie Haas Stephen, one of the first two female Anoka County Commissioners, on September 17, 2015 at the Courtyards of Andover! Reserve your table of eight soon for the best seating options to celebrate a pioneer in local and state politics and culture.

Sponsorship opportunities for this event are also available for businesses and individuals. Please contact the ACHS to help acknowledge Ms. Haas Stephen’s contribution to Anoka County and her involvement in local history!

Tickets are on sale now!


  • Ghost Tours run all summer!

    Anoka County Historical Society’s Ghosts of Anoka Walking Tours run throughout the summer. Join us for history and mystery at 7:30pm, on select Thursdays and Saturdays, May-August, and venture through downtown Anoka with a costumed tour guide.

    Enjoy an evening walk around the city and beat the fall crowds by signing up for a summer tour to hear the history and unexplained stories of homes and businesses in this historic city.

    Click here for more information and to register for a tour! Tickets can also be purchased by calling or stopping in at the History Center.

Calendar of Events

Historical Society News

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