Family History Open House at Sherburne History Center


October is Family History Month!  Join us on Saturday, October 12, 10:00am to 2:00pm for a Family History Open House at Sherburne History Center.  A Family History 101 presentation will be given at 10:00am and noon. Staff and volunteers will be available in the library all morning to help you start your family history journey.  Even if your roots are not in Sherburne County, the skills and resources taught at this event will help you get started tracing your family genealogy.  There is no cost to attend, but those who register by October 10 will be given a free “getting started” packet.

For more information, or to register, call the Sherburne History Center at 763-261-4433 or 763-262-4433 (metro line) or visit our website at

Sherburne History Center is located at 10775 27th Ave SE in Becker.  The Sherburne County Historical Society collects, preserves and explains the history of all of Sherburne County.  Its mission is to foster a sense of community by connecting people with the county’s past and help people understand the past so they can make informed choices about the future. 

Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 9:00am to 1:00pm


NEW BIG LAKE BOUTIQUE OWNERS are Beth Koch, Shanna Romsdahl and Aadra Mielke.

FROM HOLLYHOCK FARM near Becker, Teresa Kukowski and her alpaca Francine have beautiful eyes and make beautiful garments from alpaca wool.

(L to R) Michelle Garcia and Steve Karel, two of the newest faces at the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge, are looking forward to the opening of the Oak Savanna Learning Center in October. (Photo by Aleah Stenberg)

VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE Big Lake’s Knowledge Bowl Team made their very first trip to state last week and came home with sixth place medals. Team members are (from the left), Jake Dickinson, Jack Flicker, Peter Wallace, Tim Poffenberger and Jacob Block. The team is coached by Teacher Angela McCormack. (Submitted photo).