The Helen McCann White History Research Library is located in downtown Lindstrom at 12795 Lake Blvd. on the south side of the street. Click here for map
Research Library Hours:
The History Research Library is open year-round. Please see the schedule to the right as the specific days and times do vary depending upon the season. Call us to arrange an appointment outside of these hours.
Our downtown location has a large meeting area that will accommodate small groups of 20 to 30 people. Our facility is available for use by school groups and other educational programs. Free on-street parking and Wifi access are available, and we have a computer projection system that can be used while making presentations.
The Research Library is always expanding to provide local resources. Individual work stations as well as our large conference table provide convenient areas to work.We also have document scanners available, and our staff can assist in digitizing pages up to 38" in width.
O ur new digital microfilm system provides high-quality printed output for .25 cents per page. This state-of-the-art system was financed in part by a MN Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant. Scans and information can be emailed to you or saved on your personal flashdrive. Donations welcome!
Additional Research Help:
Research requests may be submitted via email. Please be as specific as possible about names and dates regarding your query. There is generally no fee involved for simple requests by CCHS members. Please allow two weeks for our response.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 for extensive research services.
Museum & Research Library Hours:
Winter Hours (Oct 1 to May 1):M-Tu-F-Sa, 10am-4pm
Summer Hours (May 2-Sept 10): M-Tu-Th-F-Sa, 10am-4pm
Our outlying historical displays and museums are open during the summer tourist season.
CCHS participates in numerous community events throughout the county. Various small collections are displayed at the Chisago County Government Center and are changed periodically throughout the year. Our History Exhibits building on the county fairgrounds is open during the summer fair and other local events. This is also the location of the first YMCA lodge built in Minnesota, the Cheewin Log Lodge which sits adjacent to the main building. The historical society also participates in other community events throughout the year. Watch our Upcoming Events page for details.