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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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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Bill Morgan Book Signing Event May 11, 2013

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…

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Why Historical Orgs Don’t Like Metal Detectors

Every once in a while someone approaches staff at the Morrison County Historical Society asking if we can recommend places to use a metal detector. We seriously cringe at this question and want to let those of you keen on metal detectors know why. In general, using a metal detector…

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