Collections Carousel – Charles “Charley” Martin, Teacher and Poet

Charles Martin, Circa 1974

Charles “Charley” Dennis Martin, teacher and poet, was born on June 28, 1909 to Dennis and Louise (Porlier) Martin. The Martin’s lived on a farm in Parker Township near Randall, Minnesota. Charles taught English at Little Falls High School, his alma mater, for nearly four decades. Well-loved and respected, the auditorium in…

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#Weymu40 – Can’t Find the Museum Bathrooms?

The bathrooms at The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum are conveniently located near the front entry. Even though they are “front and center” at the museum, they can be difficult for people to find. For one, the beautiful hardwood doors leading into the bathrooms look like all the other doors…

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#Weymu40 – Where the Rooms All Have Names

Did you know that the rooms in The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum all have names? Yes, most of the names are generic, like Archive, Work Room, Collections Room I & II, Kitchen, Front Desk, and Director’s Office, but several rooms have special names. There’s the J. C. Patience Room,…

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#Weymu40 – Working Shutters Inside & Out

As part of the design of The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum, which was done in a Greek Revival Style, the building has working shutters, both inside and out. The exterior shutters are held against the building by decorative hardware in black metal. Because these shutters are rarely moved, they…

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