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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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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New Research Fee Starting December 1, 2016

The Morrison County Historical Society board of directors recently reviewed the research fees we charge those requesting staff research. Our current minimum research fee of $5 for the first 1/2 hour of research (which includes up to 10 photocopies) has been in place for 2 decades and does not accurately…

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Collections Carousel – Swanville’s McRae Brothers and George W. Friedrich Park

While doing research for the Stearns History Museum on George W. Friedrich Park, a natural conservation area in southeast St. Cloud, Minnesota, that is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, I stumbled across a wonderful tidbit of information that directly ties the early history of the site to…

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