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!

Vintage Base Ball

with the Rum River Rovers

Rum River Rovers: 2017 Growler Cup Champions

We are the Rum River Rovers. We hail from the Anoka County area in Minnesota and we play 1860’s rules base ball, a gentleman’s game. 

Find out more about The Rum River Rovers and Vintage Base Ball.

 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.

Mischievous Memories, An Evening of Tea & History

The Mad Hatter | June 28, 2017 | 6 to 8 pm

The Mad Hatter has partnered with the Anoka County Historical Society to present quarterly “Tea & History” Events. Please join us for our next Mischievous Memories Tea on Wednesday June 28th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Ticket price includes entry, an informational presentation by the amazing staff at ACHS, an incredible tea party spread, and a take-home keepsake (also includes tax & gratuity). Beer & Wine will also be available.

Click here to purchase tickets at The Mad Hatter website.

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