Upcoming Events

The museum is open for exhibit viewing, Tuesday – Friday from 9am-4pm

Visit our contact page if you would like to set up an appointment for a group or Saturday tour.

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Prairie Pioneer Days

Escape Room with schoolhouse theme
Saturday, September 7, 2019
12-4pm
Location: 1-room schoolhouse on the Stevens County Fairgrounds

Sign-ups start at 11am outside the schoolhouse. Members have the opportunity to reserve their space in advance by calling the museum.

Space is limited!

Museum MusicaleSunday, September 8, 2019
6:30pm Location: Stevens County History Museum, 116 W 6th Street in Morris

Bring a lawnchair and listen to the Hancock Bluegrass Jam Group outside, followed by a recital indoors. Refreshments by our High Tea Committee.

 


Tell Your Story: sort, digitize, and display a collection

October 19, 2019
9am-4pm

Want to digitally share family photos? Important letters? Special collections? How do you decide what’s important? Join staff from the Stevens County Historical Society and Rodney A. Briggs Library for a one-day workshop that will guide you through the process.

Skills needed:
-An email address you can access
-Basic comfort with computer usage (do not need to be an advanced user)
-Google Photos & Smartphone (optional but helpful)

Find the event on Facebook

 

Handouts for activity will be provided. Copies are provided below as PDFs.

Planning your project

Selecting your materials

Scanning Handout

Omeka Instructions Handout


Build Your Own Cabinet of Curiosity  

Have you visited our Cabinets of Curiosity exhibit? Do you have a collection of tiny treasures that need an equally wonderful home?  We’ll help you create your own miniature cabinet of curiosity! We will supply a variety of interesting boxes of many sizes to serve as your cabinet, materials to create shelves, cubbies and decor, and one or two treasures to begin filling your cabinet. You are welcome to bring your own materials to decorate your cabinet. You can even bring the items you might want to put in your cabinet to make sure they fit.

Cabinets of curiosity were created by collectors in the Renaissance to showcase wealth, explore science and art, and inspire a sense of curiosity and wonder. The cabinets could hold anything that interested a collector, from animal specimens to fine art. The arrangement of the cabinet was also up to the collector, meaning that objects were put together in unusual ways.

Tuesday, October 8 and Thursday, October 10 

6-7:30pm each day

$20 per person, includes 2-day class and materials

Open to anyone age 10 & up

Children must be accompanied by an adult

 

 




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