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Museums & Exhibits
Sunrise Township Museum
Chisago County
Historical Society
P.O. Box 146
Lindstrom, MN 55045

Telephone: 651-257-5310
Email address:

The Sunrise Community Museum
41275 Oak Street
North Branch, MN 55056

This historic building is another Chisago County museum site which holds artifacts from the Sunrise community and surrounding area.

The Sunrise Museum was built in 1861 as a single- room school house. It later served as the Sunrise town hall and today is still used as a voting precint location for the community on election days.

The town status of Sunrise vanished after its post office was closed but it will always retain the honor of being the birthplace of actor Richard Widmark. A historical marker has been placed to commemorate his birthplace.

Another historic figure who called Surise home was Presidential hopeful Frank O Lowden. His father, Lorenzo Lowden helped build this original school house but he later removed his family from the area.

Son Frank would rise to serve as the Governor of Illinois from 1917 until 1921 and would return to Sunrise in 1920 to announce his candidacy for the office of President. He lost the nomination to Warren Harding, who would go on to become the 29th President of the United States.

Visit the Sunrise Township website using this [Link]
Museums and Exhibits
Chisago County, MN

Moody Round Barn
Chisago City, MN

Clover Blossom School
Almelund, MN

Gustaf Anderson House
History Museum
Lindstrom, MN

Cheewin Log Lodge
Rush City, MN

Delmore - Fransen House
Rush City, MN

Sunrise Community Museum
Sunrise, MN
The CCHS Museums and Exhibits:
The Chisago County Historical Society manages a variety of museums at different locations within Chisago County. Each site is a visual reminder of the historical and heritage preservation work we do.

Learn more about each location, view photos, and view/print a locator map when you click one of the [
Info] or [Map] buttons that are provided below.

Schedule a tour:
Our research library and museums are open on a variety of occassions during the summer tourist season. This year the Gustaf Anderson House / History Museum will be closed in preparation for needed rennovation.

We plan to have this historic landmark in Lindstrom available once again in the summer of 2017. Please plan ahead for group tours or rental for your special event. Call us to discuss your specific needs!

Our office and research library are open during the days and hours posted on our Contact Us webpage.

651-257-5310 or email us if you are interested in visiting one of our other sites.