Kind Words for the Morrison County Historical Society

In August 2016, we at the Morrison County Historical Society were surprised and pleased to receive a letter from the Institute for Museum and Library Services. U.S. Representative Rick Nolan had nominated our organization for the 2017 National Medal for Museum Service. Here is the letter: If you’re having difficulty reading…

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MCHS Receives Ernest Mann Collection

Squeeeee! We get lots of interesting items donated to the Morrison County Historical Society. Many of them make us squeeeee and do a little dance because of their inherent coolness. When we received an email from Hanno Beck of The Benjamin Banneker Center for Economic Justice in Maryland, I had…

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New Book Available About the William Gollnik Murder

There is a small cemetery in Elmdale Township, a one-acre plot of land a half-mile south of Elmdale in Section 17 of the township. It is Willow Cemetery, associated with a long-defunct Missouri Synod German Lutheran Church known as the Willow Church. There are only three stones in the cemetery,…

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Little Falls Ravine Tour Now Online

After writing an article on the Little Falls ravine for the MCHS newsletter last year, we knew there was more we wanted to do with it. Wouldn’t the route of the ravine through part of downtown make a great walking tour? When we were asked to create a couple of…

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