P.O. Box 146
Lindstrom, MN 55045
To discover, preserve, and share
the history and heritage of
Chisago County, Minnesota.
CCHS History Center
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Please email or call us
to schedule an appointment
if you need to visit outside these times
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These flag counters were launched in January, 2014
The Chisago County Historical Society has been collecting and
sharing stories and artifacts about the county, located in the
east-central region of Minnesota, for more than 74 years. Our
first exhibits were displayed in Taylors Falls, MN in the stone
building which today is located at the entrance of the popular
Interstate Park. This building was constructed during
Take a few minutes to browse our website. You will find a lot of
great information! Learn about our CCHS museums and
exhibits, the Chisago County cemeteries, county history,
community links, summer geocaching fun, and items in our
gift shop. Many new indexs to our research library collection
are now online!
MMMMCHISAGO COUNTY HISTORY CENTER
MMmMNMMLATEST PROGRESS REPORT!
Four new directors were approved by the members at the
annual meeting on April 21, 2018. These are Curt Peterson of
Almelund, Norm Peterson of Almelund, Cindy Johnson of
Almelund, and returning former director and president Neil
Gatzow of Wyoming, MN.
A minor adjustment in language of our bylaws was also
approved which changed the number of directors from "12" to
"up to 12." This allows for flexibility of the number of
individuals who can serve on the CCHS board.
Several awards were presented by president Mark Strand,
among these were the 2016 Historian on the Year to Mary
Schmitz who was unable to receive her award and recognition
at last years meeting. The 2017 Historian of the Year was
presented to Charles (Chuck) Gramling. The board of directors
created a new category of Volunteer of the Year for 2017. This
was presented to Ruth and John "Butch" Quarn for their
dedicated work and significant donations.
The historical society is observing winter hours and is open
four days a week. You can visit us on Monday, Tuesday,
Friday or Saturday between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. Stop by
and visit us on any of these days!
Volunteers are needed to help the society expand into
additional days and hours. Give us a call if you are interested
in greeting visitors and directing them to our research library
CCHS is also looking for individuals or groups who would like
to sponsor their own collection or exhibit. Our idea is to help
promote others who are partners in preserving the history of
our area. Give us a call to discuss your ideas!
Chisago County History Center
Office - Library - Museum
12785 & 12795 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN 55045
Telephone: (651) 257-5310
Please note that online locator resources
are not always up-to-date. Our telephone
and mailing address are unchanged.
CCHS is now located in a prime retail
location in downtown Lindstrom!
12785 Lake Blvd