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.
In honor of the July 4th holiday, The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum will be closed Saturday. The museum is open regular hours on Friday, July 3, and will reopen after the holiday on Tuesday, July 7. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy the holiday!
In August 2015, The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum in Little Falls, MN, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The museum was named for lumberman Charles Weyerhaeuser, who, along with business partner Richard “Drew” Musser, ran the Pine Tree Lumber Company in Little Falls from 1890 to 1920. The Weyerhaeuser Museum…
Yesterday the Little Falls Post Office donated a stack of historic materials to the Morrison County Historical Society. The stack includes a cash book ledger from 1884-1887 compiled under postmasters L.G. Worthington and John Wetzel, documents detailing the construction specifications for the Little Falls Post Office dated 1916, and photos and…
While researching the additions made in 1981-82 to The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum, I ran across a number of Field Observation reports made by staff of Miller Dunwiddie Architects. These Field Observations discuss what was happening with the building project and even include the weather of the day. Here…