#Weymu40 – Exhibit Cases

Have you ever taken a good look at the exhibit cases at The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum? No? Then the architect’s nefarious plan has worked. Bwahahahaha! When Foster Dunwiddie was designing the Weyerhaeuser Museum, exhibit furnishings were part of his work. He wanted to create a system that allowed…

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#Weymu40 – Permanent Exhibits at the Weyerhaeuser Museum

When The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum opened in August 1975, naturally it contained exhibits related to Morrison County history. Those involved in planning for the new museum visited a number of history organizations throughout Minnesota, examining how exhibits were handled in order to get ideas on how to present…

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Collections Carousel – Swanville’s McRae Brothers and George W. Friedrich Park

While doing research for the Stearns History Museum on George W. Friedrich Park, a natural conservation area in southeast St. Cloud, Minnesota, that is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, I stumbled across a wonderful tidbit of information that directly ties the early history of the site to…

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#Weymu40 – The Museum Is Half as Old as Historical Society

Based on their formation dates, the Morrison County Historical Society and The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum have tag-team anniversaries. The Weyerhaeuser Museum, which opened in 1975, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The Morrison County Historical Society, which owns and operates the Weyerhaeuser Museum, was founded in 1936…

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