Book Talk: A Bag Worth a Pony – The Art and History of Ojibwe Bandolier Bags

Bandolier bags, or gashkibidaaganag—the large, heavily beaded shoulder bags made and worn by several North American Indian tribes around the Great Lakes—are prized cultural icons here and around the world. From the 1870s to the present day, Ojibwe bead artists of Minnesota have been especially well known for their lively, creative designs. Neighboring Dakota…

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Dream Catcher Class Offered by the Morrison County Historical Society

The dream catcher is a traditional art form that originated with the Ojibwe. It consists of a willow hoop with a web woven inside. Learn to make a dream catcher, along with its history and significance, at this class offered by the Morrison County Historical Society (MCHS) on Saturday, October…

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Morrison County Historical Society Presents Disaster Exhibit at Fair

Damage from the 1972 flood in Morrison County, MN. Photo from Morrison County Historical Society collections.

Morrison County is no stranger to disasters. The county has suffered fires, blizzards, tornadoes, floods, epidemics, and even an earthquake. The Morrison County Historical Society is presenting an exhibit on past county disasters at the Morrison County Fair in Little Falls. Morrison County would be hard-pressed to recover from its…

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Hidden Treasures PowerPoint

Tom Steman, archivist for St. Cloud State University and guest speaker at the Weyerhaeuser Museum this past week, has graciously provided the Morrison County Historical Society with a copy of the PowerPoint presentation he created for his talk. He has also given us permission to share it on our website.…

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