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, off-site events, and occasional closings for bad weather. Check our blog posts below and/or our social media accounts for info on closings.
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.
Spring is finally here and gardeners are ready to be tending their plants. The Morrison County Historical Society is holding an event perfect for both beginning and experienced gardeners. On Saturday, May 19, MCHS is hosting a Plant & Seed Sale at The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum from 8…
Did you know that the Central Minnesota Remembers Vietnam project includes more than our exhibit? In fact, there is an entire slate of events. Thanks to Lauren Peck at the Minnesota Historical Society for providing this press release that explains all of the events associated with the project. — Central…
A bubbler fountain. Even better, a sanitary bubbler fountain. What thirsty student or teacher could resist that!?! This particular bubbler fountain was used in one of Morrison County’s many small schools before consolidation closed the vast majority of them. Manufactured by the Smith System Heating Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota, a…
Due to the weather, the exhibit opening has been postponed until Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 2-4 p.m. at The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum. In contrast to World War II, which encouraged civilians in the United States to contribute to the war effort in multiple ways, the Vietnam War…