Anoka County Historical Society | 2135 3rd Ave. N, Anoka, MN 55303 | (763) 421-0600
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
Children (6–17): $2.00
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Special Stamp Cancellation
December 6, 2016
10 am to 2 pm
at Anoka’s Old Post Office
300 E Main St, Anoka
Remember those jack-o-lantern stamps recently unveiled at the Anoka City Hall? ACHS sold out of the special commemorative envelopes (called cachets) bearing an image of the historic post office. But good news! They’re back for one special day. You can not only get a collectible cachet envelope and jack-o-lantern stamp, but also a one-time-only cancellation mark celebrating the 100th anniversary of the old post office.
Exhibit Opening and Gallery Open House
Getting it Done: Anoka County’s Answer to WWII
|When:||December 6, 2016|
|Time:||6:00 to 8:00p.m.|
|Where:||Anoka County History Center
2135 3rd Ave North
Anoka, MN 55303
The Anoka County Historical Society is set to open a new exhibit at the History Center to remember those of the greatest generation who served both overseas and on the homefront as part of a daylong series of events December 6.
Join ACHS Tuesday, December 6 at 6 p.m. to hang the last ornament on the “Around the County” Christmas tree, then stay to enjoy refreshments and stories in a gallery open house until 8 p.m.
Still on Display
Jon Arfstrom: Life of an Artist
The whimsical and fanciful art of Jon Arfstrom continues to delight visitors to the gallery while his more serious portraits draw the viewer into the depths of grandma’s eyes. Don’t miss another opportunity to view these originals before we tuck them away to showcase more of his collection.
They said it would be a day that would live in infamy and they were right. The 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor just occurred and in commemoration, the Anoka County Historical Society has opened a new exhibit exploring life on the home front and the support provided to those who were serving. This program will share what it was like to read the daily war news in the paper, knit socks for the Red Cross, and trade letters with the “boys over there” during this unifying and propaganda-filled era.
This free program is offered in partnership with Anoka County Historical Society and is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
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