Local Celebrity

Look what we found on page four of the Thursday, 10 November 1949, issue of the Little Falls High School newspaper, “Comet’s Tale”. Ben Smuda is the custodian at MCHS. Smuda Leads With Touchdowns Benny Smuda, ace Flyer half-back, led the individual scoring for the Flyers in the 1949 season.…

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Christmas Tree

The tree is up and the star is lit.  It must be the holiday season!  Thanks to Alice, MCHS museum assistant, and Ben, MCHS custodian, visitors entering the museum are greeted by a beautifully lit Christmas tree.  If you happen to be traveling north on the Great River Road just…

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Morrison County House Photo

LaFond/Tanner Home – 307 Northeast Eighth Avenue in Little Falls, Minnesota Included in a bunch of “stuff” (as she calls it!) brought in by Lucy Tanner last week was this photograph showing the house where she and her husband, Ed, lived for many years.  The photograph was taken in 1972,…

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Curatorial Envy

You would think that a museum curator would want to avoid museums while on vacation but that hasn’t been the case with me! During a recent trip to Tucson, Arizona, I had the chance to visit a few of the museums that are located on the campus of the University…

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