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Sacred Heart Area Museum welcomes visitors!

The Sacred Heart Area Museum is open Tuesday and Friday 1-5pm.

You may also connect with us by phone (320-765-2274) and online via email ( ), Facebook, and

Hotel Sacred Heart Project

In December 2021 the Minnesota Historical Society awarded a $290,00 Cultural Heritage Grant to SHAHS for Hotel Sacred Heart Phase 2 construction. The SHAHS covered the remainder for a full match of $153,592.  This phase to complete masonry rehabilitation and the entrance vestibules was finalized in 2023.   

The Minnesota Historical Society awarded a Cultural Heritage Grant in the amount of $183,923 to SHAHS for the creation of construction documents for the next phases of restoration. The SHAHS provided a $6,530 match. The drawings address the remainder of the exterior work and interior work, except the tenant spaces.

Phase 1 construction to restore the Facade and Porches was completed in 2019. 

Future construction projects will be advertised in the online plan room for Franz Reprographics. If you go to their website at the top you will see a drop down menu titled "Planrooms" and our project will be in the "Franz Public Plan Room."

This publication was made possible in part by the people of Minnesota through a grant funded by an appropriation to the Minnesota Historical Society from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Any views, findings, opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of the State of Minnesota, the Minnesota Historical Society, or the Minnesota Historic Resources Advisory Committee.

Online Gift Shop

You can now go online to pay for memberships and events, make contributions, and purchase Gifts from the Heart. Click on "Gift Shop" at the left side of this page.


Attention Thrivent Members

The Sacred Heart Area Historical Society is a participating organization in Thrivent Choice, providing you the opportunity to direct your Thrivent Choice Dollars to SHAHS. Thrivent Choice is a charitable grant program that allows eligible members to recommend where Thrivent Financial distributes part of its charitable outreach grant funds each year. Funds designated to the Sacred Heart Area Historical Society will be used to carry out charitable or educational purposes. If you have any questions about your eligibility to direct Choice Dollars, please contact your Thrivent representative or call 1-800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice” at the prompt or email