#Weymu40 – Have You Noticed Our Tiny Doorknobs?

One of the interesting details to be found in The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum is the doorknobs. The knobs on the front door and all the interior doors in the public areas are noticeably small. Architect Foster Dunwiddie chose these doorknobs on box locks because they are representative of…

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#Weymu40 – The Granite Boulder

Just as much thought went into the design of The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum building to express Morrison County’s history, so, too, did this thought go into the museum grounds. In front of the museum sits a large granite boulder, a favorite climbing platform for children. This piece of…

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Collections Carousel – Photo Postcard of Swanville High School, 1905

  This beautiful gem was constructed in 1905 for the Swanville school district, one of the earliest districts to be formed in Morrison County. Located in Swanville, Minnesota, along De Graff Avenue on 6th Street not far from the Little Falls and Dakota Railroad, the solid three-story structure served as…

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#Weymu40 – Museum Materials Reflect History

The materials used in the construction of The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum were well considered and reflect aspects of area history and local resources. When you visit the museum, you’ll notice wood everywhere, from wood car siding and columns around the courtyard windows to wood ceiling beams to wood…

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