Explore the history museum
Our permanent exhibits include:
The Public Safety Exhibit honoring Fridley’s police, fire, and emergency responders.
The Military Exhibit to remember and thank our community members who served this great nation.
A redesigned 1965 Tornado Display illustrating the destruction and our resilience in the aftermath.
A remodeled east room with new displays of our past history.
Set Designer : Mark Bonesteel
Producers : The Fridley Historical Society Members
Please be assured that we will have safety protocols in place for your protection.
Staggered entry of visitors may be required to ensure social distancing and sanitation
Once reopened we will resume
Every 2nd & 4th Saturday
of the month from 11-3
The Board of Directors meets at the History Center
on the first Thursday of every month at 4:30 p.m.
Check out Research Support for 1965 Tornadoes
If you have any information please let Allen Taylor know
and he will coordinate it with the research team.
Tornado Presentation – DVDs of the 50th Anniversary
of the 1965 Tornadoes Program are available
at the Fridley History Center, they are $10……and, if need to be mailed $15.
Help Support Fridley Historical Society –
consider a tax-deductible donation.
Thank you to all who volunteer for our events.
Chuck Hayes, along with his wife Gloria, were instrumental in founding the Fridley Historical Society. Chuck recently
passed away and joined his beloved wife. With permission from his family we would like to share the following.
Chuck kept Dale Carnegie’s 1948 book
“How to Stop Worrying and Start Living” at the side table next to his recliner.
He bookmarked this page:
Seven Ways to Cultivate a Mental Attitude
That Will Bring you Peace and Happiness
Let’s fill our minds with thought of peace, courage, health, and hope, for “our life is what our thoughts make it.”
Let’s never try to get even with our enemies, because if we do we will hurt ourselves far more than we hurt them.
Let’s do as General Eisenhower does: let’s never waste a minute thinking about people we don’t like.
A. Instead of worrying about ingratitude, let’s expect it.
Let’s remember that Jesus healed ten lepers in one day
and only one thanked Him. Why should we expect more gratitude than Jesus got?
B. Let’s remember that the only way to find happiness
is not to expect gratitude-but to give for the joy of giving.
C. Let’s remember that gratitude is a “cultivated” trait;
so if we want our children to be grateful,
we must train them to be grateful.
Count your blessing-not your troubles.
Let’s not imitate others. Let’s find ourselves and be ourselves,
for “envy is ignorance” and “imitation is suicide”.
When fate hands us a lemon,
let’s try to make a lemonade.
Let’s forget our own unhappiness-by trying to create a little happiness for others.
“When you are good to others, you are best to yourself.