31st Annual Museum Open House and Holiday Sale: 12/06/2014

On Saturday, 12/6/2014, from 9a.m. until noon, SCHS will be hosting our Annual Open House and Holiday Sale at the museum. View the flyer below for more information.

2014 Holiday Sale


Museum Closed: 11/27/14 and 11/28/14

The SCHS and Museum will be closed on Thursday, 11/27/14, and Friday, 11/28/14, in honor of Thanksgiving.


SCHS and Museum will re-open for regular hours on Monday, 12/1/14, at 9 a.m

Fantastic Fibers Call to Artists: Deadline for Entries Extended

Fantastic Fibers

Calling all Fiber Artists!! The deadline to submit art pieces to be juried for the upcoming Embroiders’ Guild of America exhibit has been extended to Friday, 12/05/14.

Deadline for Submission: December 5th, 2014
Notification of Acceptance or Returns: December 12th, 2014
Exhibition: January 2015-March 2015
For more detailed information, please download and read this document.

Kathe Lyndsley Program at the SCHS Holiday Open House and Annual Sale

Hand Stitched Holidays

Kathe Lyndsley, master of stitchery, will show a lovingly stitched number of pieces, Christmas themed, that she has executed over the years. Her presentation will be for 15 minutes from 10:30  – 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, December 6th, 2014 at the museum.


All of the items will be for sale with a percentage going towards the costs of the upcoming Embroiderer’s Guild of America Exhibition “Through the Needles Eye.” This show will open in January of 2015 and run through March 13, 2015.

Postponing Veteran’s Day Reception until 11/18/14

Due to snow-related parking restrictions in Morris, we are postponing the Veteran’s Day reception at the museum until next Tuesday, 11/18/14, at 3:30 p.m.

Veterans Day

Please call us at 320.589.1719 with any questions you may have. Thank you!

2014 Horizontal Grandeur’s People’s Choice Award Goes To…

The people have spoken! The 2014 Horizontal Grandeur People’s Choice Award goes to Claudine Grove for her piece entitled, “Cows in the Mist.”

Congratulations, Claudine!!!


Theodore Roosevelt: An American Legend

Don’t miss out on experiencing live bluegrass music and a Theodore Roosevelt re-enactment at the SCHS on Sunday, October 26th, 2014.

Thursday Nite Jam will begin their performance at 2:00 p.m. We looking forward to seeing you at the museum on October 26th!

Gib Young Promo Flyer

2015 Call to Artists: Fantastic Fibers

2015 National Exhibit EGA

The Stevens County Historical Society & Museum in Morris, MN has placed a call to fiber artists. In conjunction with their hosting of the 20th Annual National Embroiderer’s Guild of America exhibition, in January of 2015, the Historical Society is hosting a regional juried fiber arts show entitled,

Fantastic Fibers

Deadline for Submission: November 14th, 2014
Notification of Acceptance or Returns: December 12th, 2014
Exhibition: January 2015-March 2015
For more detailed information, please download and read document below: Call to Artists 2015 EGA Registration Form 

Theodore Roosevelt: An American Legend

On Sunday, October 26th, 2014 Gib Young will be re-enacting Theodore Roosevelt at the Stevens County Museum, beginning at 3:00 p.m. Along with him will be his companion, Major Burr, who fought in WWI. This event will be the kick-off for the opening of the WWI documentary and exhibit that will open the week of Veteran’s Day in November.

Theodore Roosevelt

Gib Young has performed in hundreds of venues including The Smithsonian Museum of American History, Devil’s Tower National Monument, Mount Rushmore National Monument, and the JFK Library, to name a few. Don’t miss this special event!

Fabric Art Challenge Presented By SCHS

Instructions for participating in the 2014-2015 Fabric Art Challenge:

  1. Pick up a piece of the Challenge fabric (18″ x 22″) at Helen’s Fabrics in Morris, MN beginning 09/02/14.
  2. A recognizable amount of the challenge fabric must be used as part of the entry.
  3. Any amount of fabric or other items may also be used in the entry.
  4. Entries must be dropped off at the Stevens County Historical Society December 1st – 5th, 2014.
  5. A tag must be attached to entry with the name of exhibitor, address, title, techniques and materials used.

Entries will be on display during the Embroiderer’s Guild of America (EGA) traveling exhibit at the Stevens County Historical Society from 01/12/2015-03/13/2015. Special events will be presented during this exhibit.

Viewers will vote on their favorite entry. A cash prize of $50.00 will be awarded.
Questions? Please call Kathe Lyndsley at 320.324.7568.

2014-15 Fabric Art Challenge