Sherburne history center

Sherburne History Center’s Autumn Lights Gala will run from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Carousell Works in Big Lake. The evening will include dinner, a silent auction and raffles. In addition, the winning recipe in a township dessert recipe contest will be served. Tickets are $50 each and available at the Sherburne [...]

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Sherburne History Center’s spring fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, May 16, at the Carousell Works in Big Lake. Titled “Rhythm and Brews,” the event will run from 7 p.m. to about 10 p.m. Wine and beer samples will be available while attendees listen to the bluegrass sound of Gabe Barnett and the Big House Rockers. [...]

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A challenge has been issued to raise $3,000 in donations for the Sherburne History Center in Becker during May. If the goal is met by May 31, Executive Director Mike Brubaker will be shaving his head. If the goal is exceeded and $5,000 is raised, he will shave his head and eat broccoli with every [...]

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As we near the annual fall fundraiser for Sherburne County’s History Center, we realize we have the opportunity to support a historical retention center for future generations to use. In researching the history of the Hungarian settlement north of Elk River, Betty Belanger discovered the family, Bedoch, whose home burnt to the ground with five [...]

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Sherburne History Center’s 17th annual fundraiser is set for Friday, Oct. 25, at the Carousell Works in Big Lake. The Autumn Lights Harvest Moon Gala will run from 5:30 to 11 p.m.  and include dinner, music, a silent auction and prize raffles. Tickets are $50 per person. For more information, go to www.sherburnehistorycenter.org or call [...]

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The perfect time to sit down and collect new information for family histories is during the holidays.  With the entire family gathered in one spot, the memories stir and the stories come out.  It is the ideal time to collect oral histories to add to family history research.  The staff at the Sherburne History Center [...]

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by Nathan Warner Contributing writer Author and speaker Beth Bednar landed at the Sherburne History Center in Becker Aug. Aug. 4 to speak about her book, “Dead Air: the Disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit,” to a small crowd, while also sharing a little about the ongoing investigation into what happened to the Mason City, Iowa news [...]

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“What happened to Jodi Huisentruit?” is a question asked by many since she has gone missing nearly 20 years ago. Author and former news anchor Beth Bednar will visit the Sherburne History Center at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 in Becker to discuss her investigation into this mystery and share her thoughts from her recently [...]

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“Using Oral History in Family History Research” will be presented Saturday, Dec. 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Sherburne History Center in Becker. Mike Brubaker, the center’s executive director, will offer suggestions and advice for individuals interested in collecting oral history and using that information in family history research. The program is [...]

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