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

Members: FREE
Adults: $3.00
Children (6–17): $2.00

Questions or Comments?

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

Special Stamp Cancellation

December 6, 2016
10 am to 2 pm
at Anoka’s Old Post Office
300 E Main St, Anoka

Remember those jack-o-lantern stamps recently unveiled at the Anoka City Hall? ACHS sold out of the special commemorative envelopes (called cachets) bearing an image of the historic post office. But good news! They’re back for one special day. You can not only get a collectible cachet envelope and jack-o-lantern stamp, but also a one-time-only cancellation mark celebrating the 100th anniversary of the old post office.

Exhibit Opening and Gallery Open House

World War II Exhibit Poster

Getting it Done: Anoka County’s Answer to WWII

When:  December 6, 2016
Time: 6:00 to 8:00p.m.
Where: Anoka County History Center
2135 3rd Ave North
Anoka, MN 55303


The Anoka County Historical Society is set to open a new exhibit at the History Center to remember those of the greatest generation who served both overseas and on the homefront as part of a day­long series of events December 6.

Join ACHS Tuesday, December 6 at 6 p.m. to hang the last ornament on the “Around the County” Christmas tree, then stay to enjoy refreshments and stories in a gallery open house until 8 p.m.

Read more about the new exhibit and this event.

Still on Display

Jon Arfstrom: Life of an Artist

The whimsical and fanciful art of Jon Arfstrom continues to delight visitors to the gallery while his more serious portraits draw the viewer into the depths of grandma’s eyes. Don’t miss another opportunity to view these originals before we tuck them away to showcase more of his collection.

Library Program

The Greatest Generation at Home, Saturday, December 17, 2pm at Rum River Library

They said it would be a day that would live in infamy and they were right. The 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor just occurred and in commemoration, the Anoka County Historical Society has opened a new exhibit exploring life on the home front and the support provided to those who were serving. This program will share what it was like to read the daily war news in the paper, knit socks for the Red Cross, and trade letters with the “boys over there” during this unifying and propaganda-filled era.

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