Morrison County Historical Society Giving Away Free Book to New Members in November

  The Morrison County Historical Society was founded in 1936, at the height of the Great Depression. The organization was the outgrowth of a Works Progress Administration project to collect oral histories from long-time families in Morrison County. Over 1,000 oral histories were collected and this project set the course…

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Book Talk: A Bag Worth a Pony – The Art and History of Ojibwe Bandolier Bags

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…

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Dream Catcher Class Offered by the Morrison County Historical Society

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…

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Weyerhaeuser Museum Closing Early for Annual Meeting

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…

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