New Year’s Eve Candlelight Hike – 2017

Ring in the New Year by taking a brisk evening hike with family and friends. The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum and Charles A. Lindbergh House & Museum in Little Falls, MN, are once again hosting a candlelight hike on New Year’s Eve (Sunday, December 31, 2017). The hike, which…

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Morrison County Historical Society Hosts Silent Auction in December

During December 2017, the Morrison County Historical Society is hosting a silent auction with a twist: The items that are part of the auction are themed around preservation and history. Among the preservation-related items, there is a 100-year-old dresser that has been fully refinished, a photo restoration service, and a…

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Book Talk: A Bag Worth a Pony – The Art and History of Ojibwe Bandolier Bags

Bandolier bags, or gashkibidaaganag—the large, heavily beaded shoulder bags made and worn by several North American Indian tribes around the Great Lakes—are prized cultural icons here and around the world. From the 1870s to the present day, Ojibwe bead artists of Minnesota have been especially well known for their lively, creative designs. Neighboring Dakota…

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State Park Archaeology to Be Featured at MCHS Annual Event

  In 1891, Minnesota established its first state park. With the formation of Itasca State Park that year, Minnesota created the second oldest state park system in the nation. Today, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources operates 67 state parks. Within those parks are 730 archaeological sites, which means our…

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