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

FREE
Guided Tours: $30

Questions or Comments?

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


Jell-O Salad Cook-off and Wrestling Tournament


Just like a chili cook-off…but sweeter!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR MAY 11 AS WE CELEBRATE THE LEGACY JELL-O HAS LEFT ON SUBURBAN ANOKA COUNTY.

You’ve done it with chili, now do it with Jello-O! No family gathering in the Midwest is complete without fruit, fluff, and that magical jiggle. Come taste the best Jell-O salads, desserts, and dishes as they compete for a chance to win prizes for:

  • Best in Fluff
  • Best Fruit Suspension
  • Best Family Story
  • Best Photo Entry (the older the better)

We will have games like Jiggler toss and Jell-O Jeopardy as well as light refreshments to cut the sweet. With your admission, you’ll receive three tickets for food, activities, or naked Jell-O (thumb) wrestling! Additional tickets can be purchased during the event.

HAVE A FAMILY FAVORITE OF YOUR OWN? REGISTER AS A COMPETITOR HERE

Proceeds from this event support the operations at ACHS.

Buy Tickets for the Jell-O Salad Cook-off!


New! Anoka County Historic Properties Videos

Our new video series is produced by students from the Hennepin Technical College Video Production Program. Each video highlights a property on the National Register of Historic Places. Below are links to three of the videos. We hope you’ll want to  watch the whole series!

Image links open Vimeo in a new window.

Link to Kline Sanitarium Video on Vimeo

Kline Sanitarium – Anoka, Minnesota

Link to Shaw-Hammons House Video on Vimeo

Shaw-Hammons House – Anoka, Minnesota

Link to Riverside Hotel Video on Vimeo

Riverside Hotel – St. Francis, Minnesota

But wait! There’s More! Watch the whole series!


2-Minute History: The Series

Image from World War Two Exhibit at ACHS

2-Minute History is a video series produced by students at Anoka Hennepin Technical College, led by instructor Rich Oxley. 

These short videos explore Anoka County History Center museum exhibits, along with other local history topics.

 

Explore the 2-Minute History Series

 


Adopt An Artifact Link to Page


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