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.

    January

    • 4 - 6:30 pm - Book Club: Death Before Dinner by Gerald Anderson. 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.
    • 10 - 2:00 pm - Winter Lecture Series, TBD. The Winter Lecture Series features SCSU History students and local authors presenting on a variety of topics.
    • 18 - 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 - 2:00 pm - Winter Lecture Series, TBD. The Winter Lecture Series features SCSU History students and local authors presenting on a variety of topics.
    • 27 - 10:30 am - Family History Class. SHC Executive Director and Genealogist Mike Brubaker teaches tips and tricks to further your family research.
    • 31 - 7:30 pm - Yoga for Equestrians, $15. Stay in shape to ride with this yoga class designed specifically for equestrians.

    February

    • 1 - 6:30 pm - Book Club - Sting-Ray Afternoon by Steve Rushin. 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.
    • 14 - 2:00 pm - Winter Lecture Series, Hands on History with SHC Program Coordinator Karah Hawkinson. Learn about our hands-on education collection. 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.
    • 17 - 10:00 am -  - noon – Sherburne History Day: Sherburne County History Past, Present, and Future. Celebrate the county’s birthday with coffee and rolls, and hear from SHC staff about how the county’s history has evolved, and where we’re going in the future. The event is free (donations suggested), and all are welcome to attend.
    • 24 - 10:30 am - Family History Class. SHC Executive Director and Genealogist Mike Brubaker teaches tips and tricks to further your family research.
    • 24 - Celebrate Becker Business Expo. Becker High School Fieldhouse
    • 28 - 2:00 pm - Winter Lecture Series, Ellis Island with high school teacher Renae Elert. The Winter Lecture Series features local historians, teachers, and authors speaking on a variety of topics.

    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.