Sherburne history center

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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The perfect time to sit down and collect new information for family histories is during the month of December.  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 [...]

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A Christmas tree skirt will be raffled at the Sherburne History Center as part of the annual Christmas Tree Festival Dec. 10. The drawing will be held at noon that day.  Tickets for the raffle are $1 each and available for purchase at the Sherburne History Center, 10775 27th Ave., Becker. The Christmas tree skirt [...]

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