Our exhibits tell great stories! Whether inside in our galleries, outside on our trails, or virtually exhibits in .pdfs, you’ll learn interesting facts about the Sherburne County area and people who settled it

Life on the Edge

Visit our award-winning, semi-permanent exhibit on the history of Sherburne County. Learn about the Dakota and Ojibwe, early settlers, 19th century farming, the planting of the state forest, electricity production, and much more!

Our temporary lobby and gallery exhibits feature a variety of photos and objects from our collections and archives. Exhibits change several times a year, so there is always something new to see at SHC!

Virtual Exhibits

Can’t make it to the History Center? Enjoy a virtual exhibit from the comfort of your own home.

Do you have a historic item to donate to the Sherburne History Center?

Our collection of Sherburne County artifacts, archives, and photos comes from many generous donations. We review all potential donations to be sure they are appropriate for our artifact and archival collection.

Because of limited storage space, we do not usually collect duplicates of items we already have in our collections. For example, we might not accept a wedding dress for the collection because we already have several from that era. Long-term storage of artifacts for the future is expensive, so we want to use our resources to preserve a wide variety of objects, photographs, and documents for the future.

Do you have something you think we might be interested in?
Please call the Sherburne History Center during business hours and ask to speak to our curator. It is best to make an appointment before you visit so that you can be sure that a staff member will be available to speak with you.

Thank you for helping us to preserve Sherburne County’s history!

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