Origin of the CCHS
The suggestion of forming a county-wide
historical society first appeared in a
Chisago County Press editorial column
penned by its 29-year-old editor,
Theodore A Norelius on June 3, 1937.
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P.O. Box 146
Lindstrom, MN 55045
Mark Strand - Chisago City, MN
David Johnson - North Branch, MN
Curt Peterson - Almelund, MN
Mike Nelson - North Branch, MN
Neil Gatzow - Wyoming, MN
Cindy Johnson - Almelund, MN
Perry Lindberg - Almelund, MN
Exec Direcotry & Journal Editor:
Lin C Strong - Almelund, MN
Lora Tatinger - New Richmond, WI
Cande Nelson - Almelund, MN
Robert Chudek - Chisago City, MN
The CCHS Board of Directors meet
monthly on the fourth Tuesday at 7 pm
at the Chisago County History Center in
Lindstrom, MN. These are public
meetings and you are encouraged to
attend at any time. Please call or email
in advance to have any topic(s) added
to the agenda.
Historical Society Officers
and Board of Directors
To discover, preserve, and share the history and heritage of Chisago
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
exhibit, education, or research potential while not resulting in
substantial conservation or storage liabilities.
The Chisago County Historical Society participates in many local
festivals, celebrations, and community events. Click on the
community links item in the menu to the left to read more
information about these activities. The upcoming events page lists
the events we sponsor throughout the year that showcase the
traditions and culture of this area. We also conduct educational
workshops and seminars throughout the year.
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 keep our services available to local
school children, seniors, and other residents of, and visitors to,
Artifact gifts and donations:
For further information or to arrange a document or artifact
donation to the Chisago County Historical Society, please call the
office at 651-257-5310 or click here to send us an email.
Cash donations can be sent electronically via the www.givemn.org
website. Click on the logo to the left to visit their transaction secure
website. Whether your contribution is large or small, we are very
thankful for your financial support.
The Chisago County Historical Society was incorporated in 1963
with Bylaws establishing a Board of Directors as its governing body.
The society qualifies as an IRS tax-exempt 501(c)(3) entity and is
registered in the State of Minnesota as a charitable organization.
We are governed by the Statement of Professional Standards and
Ethics of the American Association for State and Local History. Our
staff, officers, or board members can not give legal opinions on
matters such as tax benefits for contributions to the society or
formally appraise gifts to the society. Donors seeking a tax deduction
for items valued over $250 are advised to arrange for an appraisal
by an outside agency.
Click here to read and print our policy. We also adhere to the
Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (MN Statues 13.01).
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short video about our
scope of work.