10775 27th Ave SE, Becker, Sherburne County, Minnesota 55308 / 763-261-4433
  • Events

    Sherburne History Center offers a wide variety of public programming throughout the year. Guest speakers have given presentations on preserving family treasures as well as on interesting stories of Sherburne County's history. Our annual Christmas Tree Ornament Festival is geared to the whole family, while some events are specifically for our members.

    Calendar:

    • For more information and to register for an activity, please call the History Center at 763.262.4433 or email Karah Hawkinson.

    March

    • 1 - 6:30 pm - Book Club - The Song Poet by Kao Kalia Yang. The SHC Book Club meets on the first Thursday evening of each month to discuss books of local historical interest or which were written by Minnesota authors.
    • 4 - Big Lake Business Expo
    • 14 - 2:00 pm - Winter Lecture Series, Tales of Valor: Minnesota in the Civil War by author Jeffery Williams. The Winter Lecture Series features local historians, teachers, and authors speaking on a variety of topics.
    • 15 - 9:30 am - Elk River History Buffs. Topics of local historical interest offered at the Elk River Activity Center, 413 Proctor Ave., Elk River.
    • 24 - 10:30 am - Family History Class. SHC Executive Director and Genealogist Mike Brubaker teaches tips and tricks to further your family research.
    • 24 - Rhythm & Brews Fundraiser at the Carousell Works in Big Lake – beer and wine tasting, live music, raffles and games to support the work of the Sherburne History Center. Tickets $25 each. Must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets available at SHC or by calling 763-262-4433
    • 28 - 2:00 pm - Winter Lecture Series, Author Colin Mustful speaking on his book series Fate of the Dakota (SHC Book Club Selection for July, 2018!). The Winter Lecture Series features local historians, teachers, and authors speaking on a variety of topics.

    April

    • 5 - 6:30 pm - Book Club: Give a Girl a Knife by Amy Thielen. The SHC Book Club meets on the first Thursday evening of each month to discuss books of local historical interest or which were written by Minnesota authors.
    • 19 - 9:30 am - Elk River History Buffs. Topics of local historical interest offered at the Elk River Activity Center, 413 Proctor Ave., Elk River.
    • 25-26 – Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums annual conference in Marshall
    • 28 - 10:30 am - Family History Class. SHC Executive Director and Genealogist Mike Brubaker teaches tips and tricks to further your family research.
    • 28 – National History Day state competition at the University of Minnesota

    May

    • 3 - 6:30 pm - Book Club: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. The SHC Book Club meets on the first Thursday evening of each month to discuss books of local historical interest or which were written by Minnesota authors.
    • 13 – Mothers Day
    • 17 - 9:30 am - Elk River History Buffs. Topics of local historical interest offered at the Elk River Activity Center, 413 Proctor Ave., Elk River.
    • 26 - 10:30 am - Family History Class. SHC Executive Director and Genealogist Mike Brubaker teaches tips and tricks to further your family research.
    • 28 – Memorial Day

    June

    • 2 – 10:00 am – noon – Local Roots book and plant sale fundraiser – NOW ACCEPTING DONAITONS OF GARDEN PLANTS AND GENTLY USED BOOKS!
    • 7 - 6:30 pm - Book Club: The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The SHC Book Club meets on the first Thursday evening of each month to discuss books of local historical interest or which were written by Minnesota authors.
    • 12 – 7:00 pm – Ice Cream Social and Opening of the Becker Area Community Art Festival
    • 13-16 – Regular business hours – Becker Area Community Art Festival
    • 17 – Fathers Day
    • 21 - 9:30 am - Elk River History Buffs. Topics of local historical interest offered at the Elk River Activity Center, 413 Proctor Ave., Elk River.
    • 23 - 10:30 am - Family History Class. SHC Executive Director and Genealogist Mike Brubaker teaches tips and tricks to further your family research.