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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Rehab Lab: Repairing Old Windows

Saturday, November 5, 2016 – 12:30-4:30 p.m. Would you spend $50 to save $1,000? In this hands-on workshop, historic window specialist Paul Schmidt of Restoration Window Systems shows how repairing old wooden windows can save money, improve window operation, boost energy efficiency and maintain architectural integrity. Get a thorough overview…

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Rehab Lab: Repairing Old Windows

Rehab Lab: Repairing Old Windows Presented By Preservation Alliance of Minnesota, The Minnesota Historical Society and The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum Saturday, May 7, 2016 12:30-4:30 p.m.   Would you spend $50 to save $1,000? In this hands-on workshop, historic window specialist Paul Schmidt of Restoration Window Systems shows how repairing old…

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Collections Carousel – Rain Gauge from La Fond Building Supplies, Inc., Circa 1970

Minnesotan’s love to talk about weather – “Did you notice how warm it was the other day?” “Man is it windy.” “I wonder when we’ll get some rain.” A premium, or giveaway, from LaFond Building Supplies, Inc. of Little Falls, this rain gauge would have been a welcome gift to…

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