Vietnam War Refugee Discussion Hosted by MCHS

Articles regarding refugee resettlement in Little Falls, MN, after the Vietnam War, from the Little Falls Daily Transcript, 1975.

Following the Vietnam War, approximately 750,000 refugees from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos resettled in the United States, including in Central Minnesota. Lutheran Social Service and Catholic Charities were two organizations in the state that organized resettlement efforts, with The Resettlement Office of Catholic Charities in charge of such efforts in…

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Exhibit Opening: Central Minnesota Remembers Vietnam

Due to the weather, the exhibit opening has been postponed until Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 2-4 p.m. at The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum. In contrast to World War II, which encouraged civilians in the United States to contribute to the war effort in multiple ways, the Vietnam War…

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Creative Minnesota Study Released for Morrison County

Abstract image, rolled photos from around Morrison County, Minnesota. Image by the Morrison County Historical Society from an exhibit.

In the summer of 2017, the history, arts and cultural organizations of Morrison County joined forces to have an economic impact study done by Creative Minnesota so that we could determine, using hard data, what effect we were having on Morrison County’s economy. On February 7, 2018, at a crowded…

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