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!


Members-Only Holiday Party!

Members-only holiday party link to register

We want to say THANK YOU for being a part of the ACHS family for another year, so we are throwing an end of year party just for you. Join us on December 5 for an exclusive members only celebration. There will be treats, music, games, laughter, trimming of the tree, and a special gift from the staff and board.

When: Tuesday, December 5
Time: Open house, 5:30p.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Anoka County History Center
Cost: FREE
RSVP by December 3

Contact the History Center for more information or RSVP online here.

Mock Trial: Mary Fridley Murdered?

Mock Trial link to register

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Put Fred Price on trial again for the murder of his wife, Mary Fridley Price. Was it murder, or a tragic accident? You decide, with the help of County Attorney Tony Palumbo and our amazing volunteers, cast as witnesses, the accused, and a stellar legal team! Dinner is served. Seating is limited.

When: Thursday, December 14
Time: Court is called to order at 5:30 pm
Where: Anoka County History Center
Tickets: $50

Tickets are available for purchase at the History Center, or buy tickets online here.


Veterans Project Kickoff Brunch

Veterans Project Kickoff BrunchPlease join us for this kickoff event, as we begin a journey to preserve the legacy of our most recent veterans–those who have served in the last 30 years through the first Gulf War and Desert Storm, Desert Shield and Bosnia, as well as Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Proceeds raised at this event will help us preserve veterans’ voices through our newest project. This event includes brunch, a silent auction, and speakers. 

Date: Saturday, January 27th
Time: 10:00 am
Where: Federal Cartridge Clubhouse
1101 East Main St, Anoka
Tickets: $50

Tickets are available for purchase at the History Center, or buy tickets online here.

2017 Annual Appeal

We hope you will consider continuing your support for all that ACHS does in educating the community and providing a resource for answers to research questions. Most especially, we hope you will help us in preserving veterans’ voices through our newest project. Your donation will cover staff time to manage the project and conduct oral histories, as well as reproduction costs, digitizing needs, online hosting costs, and grant writing time to seek further funding. Our goal is to raise $15,000 and we are asking for your help to accomplish this:

  • A donation of $75 will pay for one month of web hosting for an online gallery
  • A donation of $100 provides funds to either record or transcribe one veteran story
  • A donation of $250 will pay to create one veteran profile vignette in the exhibit gallery

Read the full appeal letter here.

Your year-end, tax-deductible donation will dramatically improve how we share Anoka County’s rich history with the public. No donation is too small and helps ensure the continued success of ACHS. From all of us at ACHS, we wish you and your family the happiest of holidays!

No need for a stamp! Make an Online Donation Here


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