Collections Carousel – Delecto Banners of Doug Birk’s Parents, Del & Esther Birk

Among the many items donated to the Morrison County Historical Society by noted Minnesota archaeologist and museum friend, Doug Birk, were these De-lec-to banners from the Sylvester-Nichols Candy Company of Little Falls, Minnesota. The banners had somehow made their way further north to Pine River, Minnesota, where Doug’s parents, Del…

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Weyerhaeuser Museum Holiday Hours

The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum, home of the Morrison County Historical Society, will be closed Christmas Eve Day – Saturday, December 24, 2016. The museum will reopen Tuesday, December 27, 2016, for regular museum hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum will be open New Year’s Eve Day…

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Candlelight Hike at Weyerhaeuser Museum on New Year’s Eve

Make your plans to ring in the New Year! The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum, in collaboration with the Lindbergh Historic Site next door, is once again hosting a candlelight hike on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2016. Trails between the Weyerhaeuser Museum and the Lindbergh Site in Little Falls,…

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Collections Carousel – Duck-Billed Push Pole, Circa 1955

An essential tool for wild rice harvesting, the duck-billed push pole was used to move a canoe through the thick stands of rice that grow in Minnesota waters. The hinged metal “duck-billed” end of the long wooden pole helped the poler, the person handling the pole, find leverage in the…

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