Sartell Historical Society

Welcome

The Sartell Historical Society was incorporated in 2007. It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization holding an institutional membership with the Minnesota Historical Society.

Currently, the Sartell Historical Society is collecting memorabilia, photos, and documenting peoples stories and memories of Sartell.

We are working toward regular newsletters and ultimately would like to have a Heritage Center with a museum and research center.

Joseph B. Sartell, founder of Sartell

One of the first settlers of the community was Joseph B. Sartell who arrived in 1854.

He worked as a millwright at a local sawmill. In 1877 Mr. Sartell opened a flour mill on the Watab River, near the present day Watab Creek Park, and in 1884 he and his sons started the Sartell Brothers Lumber Company.

JOIN OUR GROUP

We welcome people to join our group. We meet at the Sartell Community Center in the first room on the right, the senior room. Meetings are currently held the third Monday of every month at 5:15pm and will last one hour. Come when you can. If you would like to join and the time doesn't work let us know.