Our Mission

To discover, preserve, and share the history and heritage of Chisago County, Minnesota

Society Purpose

We collect and display cultural materials representing the scope of human activities, thoughts, and endeavors within the geographic confines of Chisago County, and outside of the region if the materials are significant to Chisago County history.  We continue to build our collections within the practical constraints of storage and exhibit space, staff time, and​ funds for conservation of the items. Artifacts in the permanent collections must possess exhibition, educational, or research potential without resulting in substantial conservation or storage liabilities.

Reve​nue Sources

We depend upon donations, membership fees, grants, and funding from local units of government to fulfill our mission of preserving and celebrating local history and heritage. Financial contributions are always welcome and help to keep our services available to local school children, seniors, and other residents of, and visitors to, Chisago County.


Membership in the Chisago County Historical Society is open to anyone interested in the history of Chisago County.
A membership does not require participation in activities, except as your interest, time and talents permit. If you would like to be a volunteer with the society, call the office to discuss your ideas. We welcome all new volunteers and what they can bring to our group!

You will help the society fulfill its mission of providing a variety of educational programs year around. These events range from genealogy workshops, folk art demonstrations at local community festivals, and other special events featuring food, fellowship and guest speakers. 

Your membership also helps support the History Center Research Library. This facility and its resources are available to anyone who is in search of information about their ancestors who resided in this area of Minnesota. Your membership contribution helps expand this history research collection as we continue to acquire, sort, and catalog new materials.

Become a Me​mb​er

Pay membership online pay membership via mail

Annual Memberships

$500 Corporate
$100 Sponsor
$40 Patron
$30 Family
$20 Individual

Do you know a student, parent, or grandparent who would enjoy our publications and membership? Give them a gift membership!

Gift Memberships
$30 Family
$20 Individual

Email us for a Gift Membership