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

Guided Tours: $30

Questions or Comments?

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

 Night at the Museum: 2017 Dinner Series

A fundraising dinner series just for you!

In place of a single, large-scale fundraising event this year, we invite you to enjoy intimate, catered dinners with your friends, family, or co-workers at the History Center for a Night at the Museum.

Take some time to discover the past, how it relates to the present, and what it means for your future at these noteworthy events! New exhibits, behind the scenes tours, special artifacts, games, great food, and support of a worthy cause all come together in one memorable evening.

Sponsorships are available for these dinners.

Let us WOW you–Reserve your place online now, or call us at 763-421-0600!

Interested in Suburban Development?

Check out the Farms to Flamingos exhibit!

Building a Mid-Century Modern County

Getting it Done: Anoka County’s Answer to WWII

World War II Exhibit Poster

The Anoka County Historical Society has a new exhibit at the History Center to remember those of the greatest generation who served both overseas and on the homefront.

In a gallery space reserved for nearly 15 years to honor those who served in the United States military, the opening of Getting It Done: Anoka County’s Answer to WWII will highlight the experiences of family and friends who served overseas during this, the 75th anniversary season of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Artifacts on display include knitted red socks and the book of approved patterns, a radio that delivered the news, a banner awarded for the determined war bond effort, and the massive story of munitions development.

Read more about the new exhibit.

Wanted: Artifact Donations

Weber Artifact Collection

Do you have a piece of Anoka County History you’d like to donate to our collection? We’d love to hear from you.

The Anoka County Historical Society accepts historically important artifacts of all kinds; everything from paper, to clothing, to furniture.

Find out more about artifacts we’d love to have.

Library Program

Family Archives Library Program

Rum River Library | April 8, 2017 | 2 to 3 pm

Spring is a season for wrapping up those floundering remodeling projects quick before family and friends descend to celebrate graduations and reunions. It’s also a time of going through those photo albums and (let’s be honest) shoeboxes to find the right combination of memories for posters and coffee table books. While you’re digging through your closets, why not take a little extra time to index your collection, sort out documents, or label some archival folders? Not sure how? The Anoka County Historical Society’s Collections Manager will break it down for you into some easy to handle steps so you can get the past organized for the future.

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