Collections Carousel – Photos of O. A. Churchill Store/Muske Implement Building, circa 1985

Until its demolition in 1988, the O. A. Churchill Store, also known as the Muske Implement Building, was the oldest standing commercial structure in central Minnesota. Built in 1855 at the northeast corner of First Street and Broadway in downtown Little Falls, Minnesota, the building housed the store during the…

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Rehab Lab: Repairing Old Windows

Saturday, November 5, 2016 – 12:30-4:30 p.m. Would you spend $50 to save $1,000? In this hands-on workshop, historic window specialist Paul Schmidt of Restoration Window Systems shows how repairing old wooden windows can save money, improve window operation, boost energy efficiency and maintain architectural integrity. Get a thorough overview…

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Rehab Lab: Repairing Old Windows

Rehab Lab: Repairing Old Windows Presented By Preservation Alliance of Minnesota, The Minnesota Historical Society and The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum Saturday, May 7, 2016 12:30-4:30 p.m.   Would you spend $50 to save $1,000? In this hands-on workshop, historic window specialist Paul Schmidt of Restoration Window Systems shows how repairing old…

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A Statement about Historic Preservation

Historic preservation issues are continually bubbling to the surface in communities across Minnesota. Morrison County faces its own preservation issues on a regular basis. The latest, most visible example is Hurrle Hall, which was built in 1891 in Little Falls, MN, by the Franciscan Sisters and served as the incubator…

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