interested in exploring anoka county history?

Have we got a program for you!

 
ACHS staff will bring the Civil War era to life for your classroom or social group by dressing the part and explaining each piece of clothing. They will also describe the elements of daily life and showcase artifacts.

ACHS staff will bring the Civil War era to life for your classroom or social group by dressing the part and explaining each piece of clothing. They will also describe the elements of daily life and showcase artifacts.

 
 

So many programs, so little time! Local history comes out of the box, and off the shelves in the catalog of ACHS programs. Created using the collections, artifacts, photographs and stories of the county, each program highlights a different aspect of our story that echoes and resonates with a larger, national history. Whether you would like an engaging lecture, or a more hands-on and interactive program experience, ACHS has a program for you.

Fan Favorites:

Lecture: Rum Runners and Temperance Tantrums explores national prohibition of alcohol, but reveals the hidden stills and elections that outlawed alcohol in Anoka County four years before the nation.

Museum Box: Reading Artifacts allows kids of any age a chance to sleuth out the functions of eight mystery objects and how their use changed over time.

Costumed event: Civil War showcases what it was like to live in the county in the 1860s with a presenter dressed in the best fashion on the day.