Here you will find the latest news from the North Star Museum. Check back often to see what is new!

Online Giving

VanCo, a secure online giving portal, is e a low transaction fee way to support the North Star Museum. Over 97% of your gift through this online giving portal comes to us to support general operations, annual fund, or our Celebrate the Journey capital campaign. Follow this link to donate.


Merit Badge Workshops

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Adult Reading Group at the Museum

As if we all don't have enough to do! The museum plans on offering an adult reading group, beginning this summer with the book, Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv. In a review of this book, Thomas Berry, author of The Dream of the Earth, said, "The simplest, most profound, and most helpful of any book I have read on the personal and historical situation of our children, and ourselves, as we move into the twenty-first century."

Right now, we'd like to know what your interests might be. If you are interested in participating in a book discussion group that tackles the topics of childhood, the environment, and the values and significance of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting, we are interested in you. Contact Claudia (651-748-2880 or at the museum with your interest and suggestions for further readings.


Father Tim Vakoc Collection

On View Indefinitely

Father Tim Vakoc, Catholic Priest, Army Chaplain, and Eagle Scout from Robbinsdale, Minnesota, died in June 2009 after having been injured by an IED in Iraq four years previously. His friends and family have made a gift to the museum of some of his Boy Scout memorabilia, as well as his Army field desk, which is now on display. In addition to being an Eagle Scout, Father Tim was in the Order of the Arrow, attended two National Jamborees, serving on the staff, and acted as chaplain at Tomahawk Scout Reservation located on Long Lake, Wisconsin. His Boy Scout material was so important to him that he packed it in a small box and gave it to friends to hold until he returned from his tour in Iraq. While he did not live to take it back, the museum will exhibit some of it indefinitely, in tribute to a life of service.