The Morrison County Historical Society will be hosting Heirloom Arts Day on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
What are heirloom arts? They are art forms and crafts passed down from generation to generation, connecting us to our ancestors. They include the traditional fiber arts of knitting, crocheting, and embroidery, but go well beyond these arts to include blacksmithing, leather working, beading, whittling and other forms of woodworking, basket making, rosemaling, tatting, rug making, shoe making, weaving, and more. We’re even including beekeeping in our definition of heirloom arts.
Heirloom Arts Day will include a new heirloom arts exhibit, demonstrations of heirloom arts and how to properly store heirlooms, a talk on the difference between an heirloom and an antique, music and refreshments.
The event is free and open to the public. For more info, please call 320-632-4007.
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Due to the snow, The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum is closed today – Friday, April 19, 2013. The museum will reopen tomorrow at 10 a.m. for its regular hours.
Central Minnesota author and historian, Bill Morgan, will discuss his new book “Earth, Wood, Stone: Central Minnesota Lives and Landmarks” at The Charles A. Weyerhaueser Memorial Museum on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. The book is Volume II of a series and covers various aspects of the history of central Minnesota. Among the Morrison County stories featured in the book are Amos and Charles Berry of the First Minnesota Regiment, Vernon Pick, the William W. Warren and MacDougall site and the orphan train. A retired St. Cloud State University professor and long time advocate for the value of our cultural heritage, Bill will share his enthusiasm for local history through his gifted storytelling and talented writing. Books cost $19.95 and will be available for purchase at the museum.
The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the Morrison County Historical Society (320/632-4007).
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