Today is History. Live it, save it, share it.
Since its founding in 1936, the Morrison County Historical Society (MCHS) has been dedicated to the history of ALL of the county's residents, from those who live the quietest of lives to those whose names become headlines. Further, the organization believes that all who are interested in Morrison County's history be able to access it, regardless of income level, which is why admission to MCHS's home, The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum, is free. This is made possible through the generous support of members, donors, an allotment from Morrison County, and other patrons.
Each person who has passed through Morrison County has added a piece to its history. Through a willingness to share that history, they have built MCHS's large artifact and archival collection. MCHS cares for this collection to the best of its ability and shares it with the public, via newsletter articles, research services, the website, exhibits, and programs.
While history is often considered to be about people and events long past, MCHS sees history as a continual process, with the documentation of current happenings being as important as those that occurred 100 or more years ago.
The Morrison County Historical Society's ethos can be summed up as: "Today is History. Live it, save it, share it." We encourage you to do the same.
Explore the history pages (menu above) and blog posts (below) on our website to learn more about Morrison County's fascinating history.
Hours & Location
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday & Thursday.
The museum is open year-round, except for major holidays.
The museum is located in Little Falls, Minnesota, at 2151 South Lindbergh Drive, just south of the Lindbergh Historic Site.
Google Maps will show you the way.
Bandolier bags, or gashkibidaaganag—the large, heavily beaded shoulder bags made and worn by several North American Indian tribes around the Great Lakes—are prized cultural icons here and around the world. From the 1870s to the present day, Ojibwe bead artists of Minnesota have been especially well known for their lively, creative designs. Neighboring Dakota…
The dream catcher is a traditional art form that originated with the Ojibwe. It consists of a willow hoop with a web woven inside. Learn to make a dream catcher, along with its history and significance, at this class offered by the Morrison County Historical Society (MCHS) on Saturday, October…
The Morrison County Historical Society is holding its annual meeting program Friday, September 15, 2017, at the Little Falls Care Center (former Lutheran Home) at 6:30 p.m. In order to prepare for the event, we will be closing the Weyerhaeuser Museum at 3 p.m. that day. Our annual meeting program will…
In 1891, Minnesota established its first state park. With the formation of Itasca State Park that year, Minnesota created the second oldest state park system in the nation. Today, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources operates 67 state parks. Within those parks are 730 archaeological sites, which means our…