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Breakfast Club March 13

Lyndon Johnson–Agate Collector

Come to the Stearns History Museum and Research Center Wednesday, March 13, and learn how Lyndon Johnson’s agate hunting has grown from a pastime to an obsession. Johnson has been collecting agates – fossilized coral and quartz – for about 17 years. 

The rocks’ beauty and history, as well as the thrill of the hunt intrigue him. All his agates come from Central Minnesota, the greatest percentage from Benton County. He has one of the largest collections in the world. Johnson will have hundreds of his favorites to show. The Museum store also sells his book entitled Lake Superior Agates: What to Look For. The time is 9 a.m.; admission for members is free, non-members, $5. Light refreshments will be served starting 8:45.