This page will be showcasing some of the artifacts that the Historical Society has collected and would like to display once we have a building to house them.

Here are 2 photos of the original safe that the Sartell Bros used in their businesses. You can see the Sartell Bros. engraved on the top frame. The safe is a Hall's Safe and Lock Company.

The safe measures 56 inches tall, 36 inches wide, and 34 inches deep. It weighs in at 1000 lbs.

This is the wedding dress of Joyce Kitzmiller Gelle. Joyce Kitzmiller and Ervin Gelle were married on October 10, 1953 at St. Mary's Cathedral in St. Cloud. They lived and farmed in Sartell for many years. Joyce and Ervin were active members in the community of Sartell. Governor Arnie Carlson declared March 31, 1995 "Joyce Gelle day in Minnesota"

This was the boat house of Joe and Marie Gallus, located on Riverside Ave. across from DeZURIK. The granite plaque with their name and date 1949 is all that is left.

These were the tools used to grab ice "cakes" blocks from the Mississippi River.

Birler Pole

This pike pole was used by the River Drivers, to float the logs down the Mississippi River. The pole is 16 feet long.

This Edwardian Era hat was a popular style for women to wear in the early 1900's.

This hat was donated by Rose Pearson of Sartell.

This is a White Rotary brand treadle sewing machine. It used a rotary hook bobbin driver. It was manufactured at their plant in Cleveland, Ohio and dates to the early 1900's. The metal patent plate lists June 1913 as its last date.

This sewing machine and cabinet was donated by Rose Pearson of Sartell.



Metal license plate decoration.

Winter Haven Queen sash donated by

Joyce Yozamp McCann

1951 Winter Haven Queen traveling Crown worn by and donated by

Joyce Yozamp McCann.

Promotional pins

Aerial photo of Winter Haven

Winter Haven Jacket

Great River Foundry Sartell

Promotion Exercises of the Sartell Public School

Class of 1947

Class Roll: 12 Students Class Colors: Powder Blue & White Class Flower: Pink Carnation

Class Motto: Onward and Upward

Brochure from the First Annual Commencement Exercises of the Sartell Public School June 1, 1931

Class Roll was 25 students Class colors Green & white Class Flower: Trillium

Class Motto: At the foot hills-climbing

School Booster pins

Receipt for soft coal 1920's

Food Ration Book used during World War II

Amelda Hurd

Menu from "The Commodore" east side Sartell.

One of the farms in Sartell

Baseball uniform of the Sartell Baseball Team


T-Shirt from Perry's Bar

Commemorative Book Ends from DeZURIK's 1981

Merry Xmas from DeZURIK

A sand Santa figurine and Christmas Tree

These 2 display cases are filled with artifacts from the Sartell Historical Society. They are currently temporarily housed at the Sartell Community Center and open to the public. A third display case is located in the main hallway.

household items fall 2020

Winter Haven display Jan 2019

Toys through the Ages

Display case can be seen in the entrance hall at the

Sartell Community Center

Winter 2021

Sartell Coal Dock & Sartell Train Depot

These 2 watercolor paintings were done by Virginia (DeZurik) Studer of Sartell. They were donated to the Sartell Historical Society by Linda Bilsky (pictured) daughter of Virginia Studer and granddaughter of Mathias DeZurik.

November 2021