New exhibit opens at ACHS

The newest addition to the Anoka County Historical Society’s exhibit gallery at the Anoka County History Center and Library, titled “A Democratic Process,” opened on primary election day Aug. 14.

It features campaign material, ballot boxes, voting machines and more from local to national races, winners and losers.

The exhibit showcases historical campaigns dating back to Teddy Roosevelt. Campaign materials on display include those from sheriff elections for Bruce Andersohn and Buster Talbot, Bjorn Skoquist’s run for county commissioner and more.

The exhibit is free on the first Tuesday of every month, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The history center is also open Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The gallery admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children ages six-17. There are reduced prices for groups of 15 or more of $2.50 for adults and $1.50 for children ages 6-17. Free to members and children under six.

The Anoka County Historical Society, organized in 1934, is headquartered in the Anoka County History Center and Library, 2135 Third Ave. N., Anoka. For more information on its programs and activities visit or look for them on Facebook.

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