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
Guided Tours: $30
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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.
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!
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But wait! There’s More! Watch the whole series!
2-Minute History: The Series
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.
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 ToursHistory Programs Museum In A Box