Cemetery Records

   There are twenty-eight cemeteries in Stevens County, Minnesota.  Back in the late 1970’s the Stevens County Historical Society and Stevens County Genealogical Society began transcribing and digitizing the records.  Cemetery records are kept by sextons or township officers and information available varies by cemetery.  SCHS tries to keep the list current, and the contact information is available in our archive.

   Full size maps, obituaries, photographs and other information may also be available in the historical society research archive. Data from all of the twenty-eight cemeteries has transcibed and are now available for searching, by clicking here.  You cannot copy and paste the data, but you can print it.

   In addition to thousands of volunteer hours and scores of SCHS paid staff hours, a portion of the funding for putting the SCHS Historical Collections onto the internet was provided by a Broadband Technical Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant from the US Department of Commerce, under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.  SCHS received these funds through a grant from the C.K. Blandin Foundation and the Stevens County Economic Improvement Commission, Inc. (SCEIC).

The slideshow below has pictures from many of the cemeteries.

Stevens County, Minnesota-Cemeteries

 

 

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Theodore Roosevelt: An American Legend

Don’t miss out on experiencing live bluegrass music and a Theodore Roosevelt re-enactment at the SCHM 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 FibersDeadline 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 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.

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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.
  6. 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.
  7. Viewers will vote on their favorite entry. A cash prize of $50.00 will be awarded.
  8. Questions? Please call Kathe Lyndsley at 320.324.7568.

2014-15 Fabric Art Challenge _COMPRESSED

The National Embroidery Guild of America Juried Show is coming to SCHS January-March 2015

2014-15 Fabric Art Challenge _COMPRESSEDTwice before the EGA National Show has been displayed at the Stevens County Museum. Along with the new juried National show, this year a fabric art challenge is being presented using the pictured challenge fabric.

The fabric is available at Helen’s Fabrics in Morris beginning on September 2, 2014. A recognizable amount of the challenge fabric needs to be a part of the entry. All entries will be dropped off at the Stevens County Museum the week of December 1-5, 2014.

The entries will be on display during the Embroiderer’s Guild exhibit January 12-March 13, 2015. A People’s Choice favorite will result in a cash prize of $50. Contact the Stevens County Museum with additional questions. 320.589.1719.

Hall of Honor – Men & Women of the Land

Stevens County Historical Society recently hosted another Hall of Honor, Men & Women of the Land premiere showing at the museum. The following individuals were featured at the premiere: Maurice & Rosalys Weiler, Steve “Skip” Sherstad, Pearl and Walter Hanse, and Chester and Lorraine Marty.

Hall of Honor Description