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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MCHS Gathering Stories from the Women’s March

On Saturday, January 21, 2017, an estimated 3-4 million people took part in what is likely the largest protest in U.S. history, the Women’s March. While the primary march took place in Washington D.C., with over 500,000 in attendance at that location, there were “sister marches” around the globe, spanning…

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NPS Cultural Resources Climate Change Strategy

At The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum, we are feeling the effects of climate change. Because we are perched high on a riverbank overlooking the confluence of the Mississippi River and Pike Creek, whatever impacts the river and its shore is something we pay close attention to. Due to the…

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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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