Cross River Heritage Center Building


            CROSS RIVER HERITAGE CENTER - LOCAL HISTORY, ART & CULTURE  

The Cross River Heritage Center is a wonderful museum to visit for local heritage, art, and culture. Located on the North Shore of Lake Superior in Schroeder, Minnesota, it provides travel information and hosts an art gallery, featured annual and permanent exhibits on three floors, historical archives, and a fine craft gift store representing more than 30 local artists. An outdoor patio showcases well-maintained gardens, year-round artwork, and hand-crafted benches.  It has an elevator and disability-accessible restrooms. Admission is free. A five-dollar donation per person or family is encouraged.

The Heart of Schroeder, as the landmark Cross River Heritage Center is known, was originally built as the Stickney Inn in 1929 as one of the first roadhouses along the new Northshore Highway 1, the first road that connected Duluth, Minnesota, to Fort William-Port Arthur (now Thunder Bay) in Ontario, Canada. It is the only Tudor architectural-style building in Cook County and through the years has been home to a boarding house, restaurant, meat market, gas station, post office, and the Cross River General Store. Since 2002, it has operated as the Cross River Heritage Center - the museum-home of the Schroeder Area Historical Society!
 

STAFF OPENING

We are looking to hire a part-time Business Manager. If interested, submit a resume and cover letter to office@crossriverheritage.org, or call Executive Director Erik Simula at 218-226-8482 for more information.
 

UPCOMING FEATURED ART EXHIBITS

2021: Royal Canadian Mounted Police Paintings by Artist Arnold Friberg & Ojibwe-Anishinaabe Cultural History - in collaboration with the UMD Tweed Museum of Art.    

2022: Wildlife & Landscape Paintings by Artist Francis Lee Jaques & Natural History - in collaboration with the Jaques Art Center and the Bell Museum.                                          
 

LOCAL SERVICES, RECREATIONAL & STATE TRAVEL INFORMATION

The Cross River Heritage Center is an EXPLORE MINNESOTA Affiliate Welcome Center - Gateway to Cook County, the Superior National Forest, and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

For online information see:
  • www.visitcookcounty.com 
  • www.exploremn.com
An outside kiosk with printed information and maps is coming soon!
 

COVID-19 IMPACTS - NOTICE

The Schroeder Area Historical Society is concerned about your health and safety. We encourage seeking advice from official government sources and trusted health organizations.
 
Minnesota Department of Health – Guidance for Minnesotans: 
  • www.health.state.n.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html
Recommended safeguards:
  • Covering your cough or sneeze - please wear a face mask
  • Frequent and thorough hand washing
  • Minimize touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  • Frequent sanitizing of surfaces at work, home and in vehicles
  • Staying home if you feel ill, have cold or flu symptoms
  • Social distancing (six feet from others recommended in public)
Have a safe and healthy summer!

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