We’re offering several new books in the museum gift shop. Two of them I’ve read and can vouch for their excellence.
One is “History of the Ojibway People” by William W. Warren. We’re particularly fond of this book because much of it was written while Warren was living in Morrison County. It is considered a seminal history, the type of book that you really need to read if you’re studying the Ojibway.
The version we have in the gift shop is soft cover, second edition, edited & annotated by Theresa Schenk, 316 pages. Cost: $22.95.
History of the Ojibway People by William W. Warren
The second new book is “The Assassination of Hole in the Day” by Anton Treuer. When this book was released in 2010, we asked Anton to speak about it at the Weyerhaeuser Museum. His engaging talk mimicked the engaging style he used in the book to discuss events leading up to the assassination of Chief Hole in the Day II. Having done extensive research into the two Chiefs Hole in the Day who were played a significant role in Morrison County history, I can tell you that I learned a whole lot more from Anton’s book.
The book is 295 pages in soft cover. Cost: $17.95.
The Assassination of Hole in the Day by Anton Treuer
The third new book we have in the gift shop is one I’m excited to read. It’s the first book we’ve seen that covers the history of Frederick Weyerhaeuser, father of Charles Weyerhaeuser, for whom our museum is named, and founder of the Weyerhaeuser Corporation. The book is “Frederick Weyerhaeuser and the American West” by Judith Koll Healey. It is soft cover and 265 pages. Cost: $27.95.
Frederick Weyerhaeuser and the American West by Judith Koll Healey.
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Central Minnesota author and historian, Bill Morgan, will discuss his new book “Earth, Wood, Stone: Central Minnesota Lives and Landmarks” at The Charles A. Weyerhaueser Memorial Museum on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. The book is Volume II of a series and covers various aspects of the history of central Minnesota. Among the Morrison County stories featured in the book are Amos and Charles Berry of the First Minnesota Regiment, Vernon Pick, the William W. Warren and MacDougall site and the orphan train. A retired St. Cloud State University professor and long time advocate for the value of our cultural heritage, Bill will share his enthusiasm for local history through his gifted storytelling and talented writing. Books cost $19.95 and will be available for purchase at the museum.
The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the Morrison County Historical Society (320/632-4007).
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We have a number or local history books for sale at The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum gift shop, including the following:
Images of America: Camp Ripley: 1930-1960, by Sandra Alcott Erickson, $19.99, soft cover, 128 pages.
A Century of Progress, Hennepin Paper Company, 1890-1990, by Bruce Mellor. Two covers. Cream color (left) includes text and historic photos; colored cover (right) includes text, historic photos, and a section of photos of Hennepin Paper Mill employees. $5.00, either version.
BrainerdBound: Landmarks to the Lakes, by Mark Rustad, Curtis Johnson & Mark Utter, $27.95, hard cover, full color, 226 pages.
Stop in to pick up a copy or send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to place an order to be sent by mail. We’ll figure out the postage and can take payments via PayPal.
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