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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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About CCHS

Chisago County
Historical Society
P.O. Box 146
Lindstrom, MN 55045

Telephone: 651-257-5310
Email address:

Mark Strand - Chisago City, MN
Vice President:
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

Collections Registrar:
Lora Tatinger - New Richmond, WI

Office Manager:
Cande Nelson - Almelund, MN

IT Manager:
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
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 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.

Revenue 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 keep our services available to local school children, seniors, and other residents of, and visitors to, Chisago County.

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 gifts:
Cash donations can be sent electronically via the 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.

Legal organization:
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.

Business ethics:
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.

Data privacy policy:
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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