Collections Carousel- Turner Brass Works Blow Torch

Turner Brass Works was one of the largest manufacturers of blow torches from the 1890s to the late 1990s, when it closed via wrecking ball. The company was one of the first to make and sell gasoline blow torches. This model belonged to Art Lafond, who had the oldest Buick…

Continue reading

Credit Cards Now Taken On-Site

We have exciting news that’s been a long time coming at the Weyerhaeuser Museum. We’ve wanted to be able to accept credit and debit cards on-site at the museum for years, but costs for the equipment and swiping fees have deterred us, until now. Square, a credit/debit swiper solution invented…

Continue reading

Staff Reading

Aside from reading loads and loads of old newspapers and documents in our files, various newsletters from history organizations around the state, and websites related to our work, museum staff have three favorite magazines that are must-reads for us. The first two will likely come as no surprise … History…

Continue reading

MCHS Receives Legacy Grant for Digital Access Project

The Morrison County Historical Society is pleased to announce that it has received a Legacy grant through the Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grant program administered by the Minnesota Historical Society. The $11,090 grant will be used to provide the public with digital access to a wide variety of Morrison County…

Continue reading