Cross River Heritage Center Building


HISTORY

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 hosts three floors of engaging exhibits with an art gallery, gift store, historical archives and travel information. Outside is a patio with well-maintained gardens, artwork and hand-crafted benches. A different historical theme is featured each year on the main floor with popular permanent displays on the lower and upper floors. It has an elevator and disability-accessible restrooms. Admission is free. A five-dollar donation per person or family is encouraged.

Originally built as the Stickney Inn in 1929, the Cross River Heritage Center has become a landmark known as the Heart of Schroeder. It is the only Tudor architectural-style building in Cook County and through the years it 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!
 

LOCAL & 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
Outside kiosk with travel information coming soon.
 

COVID-19 IMPACTS - NOTICE

THE CROSS RIVER HERITAGE CENTER MUSEUM IS CLOSED FOR THE 2020 SEASON.
(Re-Opening May 21, 2021)
 
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:
  • 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 or have cold or flu symptoms
  • Covering your cough or sneeze
  • Social distancing (six feet from others recommended in public)
Have a safe and healthy summer!

SAHS's ANNUAL MEETING & FEATURE PRESENTER

The SAHS's Annual Meeting with featured local author Staci Lola Drouillard talking about her book Walking the Old Road is postponed until further notice.  

FEATURE EXHIBITS
  • 2021: Royal Canadian Mounties Artist Arnold Friberg & Ojibwe-Anishinaabe Cultural History - in collaboration with the UMD Tweed Museum of Art.      
  • 2022: Wildlife/Landscape Artist Francis Jaques & Natural History - in collaboration with the Jaques Art Center and the Bell Museum.                                          
STAFF OPENING
  • We are looking to hire a part-time Administrative Assistant. 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.


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