Retirement Party for Alice Smuda

The Morrison County Historical Society is hosting a retirement party for Alice Smuda on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum in Little Falls, MN. Various members of the Smuda family have been involved with the Weyerhaeuser Museum since it opened in 1975. Many locals will…

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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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Collections Carousel- Turner Brass Works Blow Torch

Turner Brass Works was one of the largest manufacturers of blow torches from the 1890s to the late 1990s, when it closed via wrecking ball. The company was one of the first to make and sell gasoline blow torches. This model belonged to Art Lafond, who had the oldest Buick…

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“Sorting for History” Class at Weyerhaeuser Museum March 4

You’ve inherited several boxes of papers, mementos, and miscellaneous stuff from a relative, or you have your own pile of personal effects to sort. How do you decide what’s important enough to keep? What might be historically significant years down the line? What are you going to do with it…

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