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!


2-Minute History: Jon Arfstrom

Want More 2-Minute History?

Watch the ACHS Anoka County Schools Exhibit video.(Link opens in new tab) This video talks about the schools of Anoka County — from one-room school houses to the six school districts that exist today. See some of the school-related items in the exhibit which includes a large school bell. 


2018 Anoka Heritage Home and Garden Tour

Anoka Heritage Home and Garden Tour

Sunday, July 15th |  1 – 5 PM

Join us on the 15th Annual Anoka Heritage Home & Garden Tour! Purchase your tickets today for a fantastic tour featuring history on the tornado that swept through the city of Anoka in 1939. In addition to beautiful homes and gardens there will be a special pop-up tornado exhibit and marketplace at the Anoka Armory, which was completely destroyed in that disaster. Also featured this year is the Federal Cartridge Clubhouse.

See the Anoka Heritage Home and Garden Tour Information Page for more information and ticket links!

Become a Sponsor!

We’re asking local businesses to offset program expenses by sponsoring the Anoka Heritage Home and Garden Tour at either the $100 Daisy or $250 Rose level.

This is an opportunity to reach an audience who is interested in our community, house restoration and design, gardening, and heritage tourism. Promote your business while helping to support local history! You can get more information about sponsorship levels and benefits at our Anoka Heritage Home and Garden Tour Event Tickets site. 

New! Fridley Historic Home and Garden Tour

2018 Fridley Historic Home and Garden TourSunday, July 22nd |  1 – 5 PM

Join a new tradition with the Fridley Historic Home & Garden Tour. This tour will ramble back in time into Fridley’s most famous era, the 60’s! Enjoy scenic homes and gardens while learning more about the history of the Fridley area.

The tour is a fundraiser for the Anoka County Historical Society and the Fridley Historical Society.

See the Fridley Historic Home and Garden Tour Event Tickets site for more information and to purchase tickets!

Want to know even more? There’s a video for that!

Watch as Julie Jones, Planning Manager for the City of Fridley, and Rebecca Ebnet-Mavencamp, Executive Director of ACHS describe features of the tour, as well as how the tour will be organized.  Watch the Fridley Historic Home and Garden tour video on YouTube. (Link opens in new tab) 

Become a Sponsor!

We’re asking local businesses to offset program expenses by sponsoring this event at either the $100 Daisy or $250 Rose level. Promote your business while you support local history! Find out more about sponsorship levels and benefits here.


Seeking Home and Garden Tour Pop-Up Marketplace Vendors

Pop-Up Marketplace Vendor SignupJuly 15, 2018 | 12 – 5 PM | Anoka Armory | $25 per Vendor Table

Crafters and businesses: Showcase your products at the Anoka Armory during the 15th annual Anoka Heritage Home and Garden Tour!

This stop on the tour will also contain a traveling museum exhibit about the 1939 Anoka Tornado, refreshments, and raffle prizes.

Be a part of this beautiful day, and an enduring local tradition.

As a vendor, we will provide you with one (1) 6-foot table to display your products. We’ll also provide chairs.

Reserve Your Vender Table Online Here

 


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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