Collections Carousel – Valentine’s Day Cards of Sylvia Moran, 1930

    These charming New Deal-era Valentine’s Day cards were given to Sylvia Moran, a young Morrison County teacher, by Marguerite and John Bellamy. Marguerite and John grew up in Morrison County, Minnesota, and were probably Sylvia’s students. Donated to the Morrison County Historical Society in 1990, they are part…

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Collections Carousel – Triner Scale, Circa 1965

Before the electronic age, when digital scales became the preferred mechanism for measuring the weight of mail, handheld scales were often used to determine postal rates. This small (4.875″ x 2.75″) metal scale, manufactured by the Triner Scale & Manufacturing Company, Inc., of Memphis, Tennessee, was intended for home use.…

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#Weymu40 – The Granite Boulder

Just as much thought went into the design of The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum building to express Morrison County’s history, so, too, did this thought go into the museum grounds. In front of the museum sits a large granite boulder, a favorite climbing platform for children. This piece of…

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Belle Prairie Coffee Party

The third coffee party in our series is rapidly approaching. It will be held at Holy Family Church in Belle Prairie on Wednesday, August 10, 2011, from 2-4 p.m. Once again, we’ll have free coffee, cookies, and lemonade, and will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Morrison County Historical Society…

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