Bringing local history to life: the story of St. Francis

Relive local history by listening to stories of St. Francis’ past and seeing artifacts that were used in everyday life. A historical look at St. Francis will take place at the Rum River North Park on Saturday, April 14 at 2 p.m. The Rum River North Shelter Building is located in the Rum River North County Park at 23100 Rum River Blvd. in St. Francis.

A slide show from St. Francis’ past will take guests on a visual tour through the history of this small town turned suburb on the northern edge of Anoka County. This is backyard history at its best, presented at one of St. Francis’ most scenic spots, the Rum River North Park.

“This truly is the perfect place to hold this program,” said Anoka County Commissioner Matt Look. “The park sits high above the Rum River as it winds through the city and provides a breath-taking view of this important waterway.”

This program is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Anoka County Library, presented by the Anoka County Historical Society, and funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

For more information about this and other library programs, call 763-712-2322 or visit your local Anoka County Library or the website at

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