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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Morrison County Historical Society Announces Winners of Peep Contest

1st prize winner in MCHS Peep Contest - Marlys Sebasky and Larry Royston for their diorama "Peepalo go to Church and Mama said "Bison." April/May 2016.

This spring, the Morrison County Historical Society invited the public to enter a contest to illustrate Morrison County history using Peeps, the marshmallow candies typically seen in the shape of chicks and bunnies around Easter time. There were three entries in the contest, with the MCHS board of directors voting…

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Collections Carousel – Mary Virnig Langer’s Wool Wreath, 1879

Made in 1879 by a teenage girl on a farm in rural Pierz, Minnesota, this dyed wool floral wreath represents the importance of decorative arts and handcrafts across the Midwest during the late nineteenth century. Women’s magazines prevalent at the time were filled with home decorating ideas that encouraged women…

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Collections Carousel – Winter Wonderland License Plate Topper

Winter Wonderland was a popular community celebration started by the recently ordained Father Edward C. Ramacher (1917-2007).  Ramacher had been assigned to a parish in Little Falls and came up with the idea to start a winter recreational event to benefit the young people of his parish as well as…

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