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Museums & Exhibits
Gustaf Anderson House
Chisago County
Historical Society
P.O. Box 146
Lindstrom, MN 55045

Telephone: 651-257-5310
Email address:
chisagohistory@frontiernet.net
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The Gustaf Anderson House History Museum
13045 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN

One of the crown jewels of Lindstrom, MN is this house built in 1890 for Gustaf and Helena Anderson. In 1877 they moved from Unionville, Montana, an area known for its copper, gold, and silver mining activity. Upon arriving in Minnesota, they purchased two farms in Franconia Township and later, in the early 1890's, retired to this home in Lindstrom.

Several generations of the Anderson family have lived in the house prior to its conversion to non-residential use in 1971. Since then it has hosted a real estate agency, lawyers offices, and also served as the location of
Gustaf's Fine Gifts for several years. This property was graciously donated to the historical society by Marlene Smith of Lindstrom.

The home is distinctive among those in the Chisago Lakes area for its Italianate brick exterior and the Victorian high style interior. Listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, it is located on the south side of Lake Blvd (Hwy 8) next to an art gallery and within a short walking distance of quaint and unique shops in downtown Lindstrom.

The building stands as a tribute to the "rags to riches" status achieved by the hard work of early immigrants and it continues to tell their stories. Period appropriate furnishings continue to be sought and placed in this home to recreate its earlier setting.

Group tours and social gatherings can be scheduled by appointment. Admission is $3/person. All proceeds benefit the Chisago County Historical Society's educational programs.

Come spend the day in Lindstrom and visit our historic house museum! To schedule a tour or make inquiries, please call 651-257-5310 or email the office.
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Museums and Exhibits
Chisago County, MN

Moody Round Barn
Chisago City, MN

Clover Blossom School
Almelund, MN

Gustaf Anderson House
History Museum
Lindstrom, MN

Cheewin Log Lodge
Rush City, MN

Delmore - Fransen House
Rush City, MN

Sunrise Community Museum
Sunrise, MN
The CCHS Museums and Exhibits:
The Chisago County Historical Society manages a variety of museums at five different locations within Chisago County. Each site is a visual reminder of the historical and heritage preservation work that we do.

Learn more about each location, view photos, and view/print a locator map when you click one of the [
Info] or [Map] buttons that are provided below.

Schedule a tour:
Our historical sites and museums are open on a variety of occassions during the summer tourist season. The Gustaf Anderson House / History Museum remains open throughout the year on the first Sunday of each month. This historic landmark on Lake Blvd in Lindstrom is available for group tours or rental for your special event. Please call us to discuss your needs!

Our office and research library are normally open during the days and hours posted on our Contact Us webpage.

Call
651-257-5310 or email us if you are interested in visiting one of our other sites.
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At left: Portraits on display. All the reigning queens of the Lindstrom summer celebration, Karl Oskar Days during the past 50 years.

At bottom: Some of the interior views of the Gustaf Anderson History Center Museum; The entry and foyer, master bedroom, second floor bathroom, and fiber arts hand-crafters spinning wool and creating apparel for the cold winter months of Minnesota.
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