Collections Carousel – “Ode to Collections”, 1997

Art at Work! Art Warner, MCHS Board President. Photo taken 1999.

Our intrepid board president, A. Arthur Warner, Jr., is a man of many talents. Along with the various hats he has worn at the museum – garbage hauler, sewer locator, spreadsheet man, financial guru, shredder expert, building infrastructure encyclopedia, chocolate contributor – he is also an accomplished poet and has written about museums…

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#Weymu40 – A Pyramid in Central Minnesota?

When the Morrison County Historical Society was involved with designing a new museum in the early 1970s, the first architect hired was Stanley Fishman of St. Paul. Fishman was provided with the the document written by the Design Committee describing what MCHS wanted from the museum building. It had to…

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Collections Carousel – Charles “Charley” Martin, Teacher and Poet

Charles Martin, Circa 1974

Charles “Charley” Dennis Martin, teacher and poet, was born on June 28, 1909 to Dennis and Louise (Porlier) Martin. The Martin’s lived on a farm in Parker Township near Randall, Minnesota. Charles taught English at Little Falls High School, his alma mater, for nearly four decades. Well-loved and respected, the auditorium in…

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#Weymu40 – Can’t Find the Museum Bathrooms?

The bathrooms at The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum are conveniently located near the front entry. Even though they are “front and center” at the museum, they can be difficult for people to find. For one, the beautiful hardwood doors leading into the bathrooms look like all the other doors…

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