Anoka County Historical Society

Find Anoka County Minnesota historical societies. Historical societies provide information on the history and culture of a specific area, through the use of museum and library art exhibits and programs.


Anoka County Historical Society 2135 3rd Avenue Anoka MN 55303 763-421-0600


Columbia Heights Historical Society 820 40th Avenue Northeast Columbia Heights MN 55421 763-706-3690

Fridley Historical Society 611 Mississippi Street Northeast Fridley MN 55432 763-571-0120

About Anoka County Historical Societies

Anoka County Historical Societies are local organizations and history museums dedicated to studying, preserving, and fostering an appreciation of the past, with an emphasis on the local community's history in Anoka County, MN. Historical Societies in Anoka County encourage and engage in the collection and preservation of historical artifacts, photographs, and personal stories. Many Historical Societies conduct research about local businesses and families, which they make accessible and available as public records and exhibits.

You may contact the Historical Society for questions about:
  • Anoka County Historical Society exhibits and events
  • Anoka County historical center discounts
  • Genealogy research in Anoka County, Minnesota
  • Making a donation
  • Volunteering
Anoka County Public Records

Historical Societies are a great source of Anoka County public records, historical and genealogy research information. Historical records may be available upon request from the Anoka County organizations, museums, exhibits and exhibitions, and from Anoka County historical archives.

Local Anoka County History

Minnesota Historical Societies specialize in a single aspect of local history. Anoka County Historical Centers may highlight a local institution, such as an university, church, or business. Alternatively, their focus may be on a particular group, such as an ethnicity, profession, or religious group. Some Historical Societies work to preserve Anoka County historic buildings and properties, ensuring that neighborhoods maintain the historic character that helps define the community. These efforts often involve close work with local Anoka County and Minnesota state government agencies, to list buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, create historic districts, and ensure that historic preservation ordinances and guidelines are established and enforced.

Volunteering for Anoka County Historical Societies

Many Historical Societies are staffed and organized by volunteers, who often become involved in order to preserve the legacy and heritage of their ancestors or to honor local heroes. Other Anoka County Historical Societies are professional organizations that have paid staff. These organizations may run Anoka County museums and educational programs, and a local Minnesota government or business entity may manage these Historical Societies. Many Historical Societies provide resources to help smaller organizations or individuals with research projects. In addition, they provide events for school-age children both in the schools and at their facilities.

Historical Society Donations & Funding

Funding for Anoka County Historical Societies can come from a combination of sources, including government support, universities, and businesses, as well as private donations, endowments, and grants. Historical Societies rely on fundraisers as a significant source of revenue. Fundraisers may include tours of MN historical buildings, sponsored talks and historic reenactments, and Anoka County genealogy events.

Events & Exhibitions

Historical Societies have an online presence where they provide valuable information about sponsored Anoka County events and programs. Historical Society websites commonly post historic photographs or articles on topics of local historic interest. Some provide online databases to help with Anoka County genealogy research, immigration activity, or census related data.