Ale and Lager Festival

A new partnership between ACHS and Hammerheart Brewing has blossomed in the recent months, resulting in a first-ever brew fest of, well...historic proportions. Not only will you sample the special creations of 10 breweries like Junkyard Brewing Company and Dangerous Man Brewing, but the delicious wares of Lucky Brisket BBQ will sustain you through the dinner hour. Add to that the beautiful lake shore setting of the Nowthen Threshing Show grounds, some music wafting through the air from Steam Machine, hands on farming activities, and even some heritage machinery to ogle and we’re cooking up one event you won’t want to miss!

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Ghosts of Anoka Walking Tour

Our costumed tour guides will take you on a walk through historic neighborhoods of Anoka. You’ll view (from the outside) homes and businesses that have been privy to some unexplained events, while your guide shares real stories that have been brought to the Anoka County Historical Society by the people who live and work in these buildings.

Sixty percent history, forty percent folklore; these stories are just part of the fun you will experience on your Ghosts of Anoka tour.

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Map of historic Anoka neighborhoods

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We’re in This Together

ACHS recognizes the role we must play in documenting the present moment in order to create history for future generations. The most recent veteran families who have served since the first Gulf War have a unique experience in military history. The advent of immediate, electronic communication, the televised conflicts, and the multiple deployments survived by citizen soldiers have set the stage for a story like no other America has in the books. This documentary gives Anoka County family members a chance to share their story on a national stage in a way that will connect us all.

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I have a story to tell!

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