Join ACHS for a special celebration of Vickie Wendel’s 30-year relationship with ACHS and her new beginning as a volunteer.
Tuesday, December 20
Social Hour at 5 p.m.
Program at 6 p.m.
Shenanigans to follow until 8 p.m.
It’s not often – oh, who are we kidding? NEVER do you find a personality like Vickie Wendel! She practically hatched the modern Anoka County Historical Society as a volunteer, then began a 27-year career creating programs and
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.
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 day-long series of events December
Exhibit Opening for Farms to Flamingos: Building a Mid-Century Modern County
Peer into the life of a suburban home—complete with orange carpet, Tupperware, and turquoise rotary phone—while learning about the tract housing that expanded much of Anoka County. Play in the tractor tire sandbox and give a treat to Buster the dog in his little house, then imagine the neighborhood children running off to the school down the road. Here memories will float back to days spent
The 2015 Anoka County Historical Society Annual Report is available to view and download.
Executive Director’s Letter
My first unofficial, official appearance for the ACHS as Executive Director occurred at the Annual Meeting last year. Not quite on the payroll, yet hired for the position, I attended not knowing what to expect. I found a room full of curious, enthusiastic people happy to welcome me to an organization I have come to treasure dearly this past year.
To say the
When I was a kid, in the 1980s, my mother would listen to WCCO radio in the mornings as I was getting ready for school. Each jingle and sounder for news stories was a signifier to me about how much time I had left before I had to go out the door. Some of it I didn’t make a lot of sense to me, even though I heard it every day. To this suburban
We just heard the sad news that longtime ACHS volunteer Violet Smith passed away. Our thoughts are with her friends and family.
Vi regularly volunteered with ACHS at the Anoka County Fair, and with our children’s tea programs. She was always fun to talk to and loved to tell stories.
One of my favorite memories of Vi was when she was touring a house on the 2009 Anoka Heritage Home and Garden Tour. One of the