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Sacred Heart Area Museum Welcomes Visitors

The Sacred Heart Area Museum reopens to the public on Wednesday, June 10 by appointment only. Please email shahs@hcinet.net  to reserve your spot for viewing exhibits and conducting research. We want you to have a safe and enjoyable Museum experience.

If you are experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms (fever, cough, or shortness of breath) or have had contact with a person with COVID-19, we respectfully ask that you delay your visit.

Our staff is wearing coverings for your protection. If you come without a mask, one will be provided.

Be sure everyone in your party gives anyone else in the Museum at least 6 feet of space.

Please see the COVID-19 Preparedness Plan for the Sacred Heart Area Historical Society for details.

Thanks for your understanding and support!

Summerfest Changes 

The Sacred Heart Area Museum will be open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY July 17 & 18, 2020 (Friday & Saturday) 1-4 pm during the Summerfest. Wear your face mask. If you come without a mask, one will be provided. All other activities put on by the SHAHS during the Summerfest are cancelled due to COVID-19.

Grant Received for Hotel Project

In December 2020 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 phase of restoration. The SHAHS will provide a $6,530 match. The drawings will address the remainder of the exterior work and some of the interior. 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 http://www.franzrepro.com/ 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.

Special Exhibit to open in July

 "Go Team Go", Sacred Heart sports will be on exhibit in the Gold Gallery from July 1, 2020 thru the end of the year.

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 mail@thrivent.com.