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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Morrison County Historical Society Presents Disaster Exhibit at Fair

Damage from the 1972 flood in Morrison County, MN. Photo from Morrison County Historical Society collections.

Morrison County is no stranger to disasters. The county has suffered fires, blizzards, tornadoes, floods, epidemics, and even an earthquake. The Morrison County Historical Society is presenting an exhibit on past county disasters at the Morrison County Fair in Little Falls. Morrison County would be hard-pressed to recover from its…

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Morrison County Historical Society Holding a Raffle

Log Cabin Quilt made by Char Welle, 2017 MCHS raffle prize.

The Morrison County Historical Society has a talented and well-connected board of directors. Between these nine directors, they have assembled a creative set of raffle prizes in order to help the organization raise funds in service of its mission to preserve and share the history of Morrison County, Minnesota. The…

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