Helen McCann White
P.O. Box 146
Lindstrom, MN 55045
The Helen McCann White History Research Library is
located in a late 1880's Queen Anne style house at
13112 Third Avene North, Lindstrom, MN, two
blocks north of Highway 8 on Olinda Trail. Our
building is located only a few blocks northeast of
downtown Lindstrom. Click here for a map.
Research Library Hours:
During the winter season the research library is open
on a "by appointment" basis. Please call for access to
our research materials before stopping by.
Our office building has one meeting room that will
accommodate small groups of up to 12 people. The
facility is available for use by school groups and other
educational programs. Free off-street parking and
WiFi access are available.
Our Research Library has been consolodated on the
lower level of our office building for more convenient
access. The library storage has been expanded and
reorganized to help you locate resource materials
A new high-speed Kyocera copy machine has been
added for your convenience. It provides high-quailty
copies, up to 11"x17" for 25 cents each
A new digital microfilm system has been installed to
provide high-quality printed output as well as pdf files
that can be transferred to your USB memory card or
sent directly to your email address. This
state-of-the-art system was financed in part by a MN
Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant..
Our free on-site WiFi service allows you to connect to
the internet during your visit.
Our outlying historical sites and museums are
open during the summer tourist season only.
The Gustaf Anderson House is currently unavailable for
tours or events during 2016 as we evaluate and prepare
for maintenance and rennovations to this historic house.
Our online indexes have been moved to a new
web page. Please click here or the button to
the right to visit that page. Brief descriptions are
provided of each index. These pdf files can be
downloaded and searched using the Adobe
Our Facebook group:
Our Facebook group allows us to expand our ability to
support your research inquiries. When you join (it's
free), your messages will reach other people who
share a common interest in our local events and
history. Click the "Find us on Facebook" menu button
to the left!
Additional research help:
For extensive research projects we will refer you to
local professional genealogists who are specialists in
this area. Rates vary from $35 per hour for
non-members to $25 per hour for CCHS members.
There is a one-hour minimum.
A basic membership in the historical society will
quickly pay for itself. With a basic membership you
also receive our quarterly Chisago Heritage Journal!
Are you coming to visit from a distance?
Please call 651-257-5310 to schedule an
appointment. If your call rolls over into
voice mail, please leave a detailed
message and advise us of your preferred
appointment date and time. Be sure to
leave your name and a contact telephone
number where we can reach you.
Research requests may be submitted
via email. Please be specific as possible
about names and dates regarding your
request. There is generally no fee
involved for simple requests by CCHS
members. Please allow two weeks for
Tuesdays and Fridays
Noon ~ 4:00 pm
Please email or call us
to schedule an appointment
if you need to visit outside these times
History Research Library hours: