We’ve been busy building exhibits in the last few weeks and we have two new ones to share.
In our Research Room, we are featuring an exhibit on Civil War veterans from Morrison County.
Civil War Veterans of Morrison County, March 2012 exhibit.
Our showcase exhibit, which is along the east hall, is based on portions of some of the essays that have been submitted for the “What’s It Like [...] in Morrison County?” project.
More photos of these exhibits can be seen on our Facebook page. Photos, however, do not do these exhibits justice. These exhibits are text heavy, so to get the full effect, we encourage people to visit. (Also, there’s too much glare from the cases. And why do pics tend to look clear on the camera’s viewfinder, but turn out blurry when uploaded? It’s a mystery to me.)
These exhibits should be up for the rest of the year, so there’s plenty of time for viewing. The Weyerhaeuser Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. year-round.
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Flat Stanley paid us a visit again this morning. The last time Flat Stanley was here, he came with a couple from New Brighton, Minnesota. Today he was arrived with MCHS board member Pat Quinn. (This dude gets around!)
MCHS board member Pat Quinn and Flat Stanley visiting with Sir Chompsalot, the Weyerhaeuser Museum's mascot, March 13, 2012.
Today’s Flat Stanley comes to us via Pat’s great-niece Shirley of Lisbon, North Dakota. Pat made Stanley his very own aviator cap, in honor of Charles Lindbergh, Jr.
Flat Stanley had other ideas about what he wanted done with his hair …
Flat Stanley getting his hair done in the permanent wave machine at the Weyerhaeuser Museum, March 13, 2012.
Thanks, Pat and Shirley, for sending Flat Stanley our way.
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Winning Aprons from 2011 exhibit, "The Apron: Body Armour or Bling"
Well, we ended up with a tie! Two aprons from the Bling Apron display case that was part of this year’s exhibit, The Apron: Body Armour or Bling, came up with the highest number of votes. The winners are Apron #5, an off-white apron with pink and black embroidery, and Apron #4, a pink bib apron brought to Morrison County from Germany. Thanks to everyone who voted. Museum staff thoroughly enjoyed observing the numerous quiet intense debates that were held among museum visitors about which was the best apron. Handwritten comments on the voting slips, like “Wow” and “Great Apron”, were fun to find. Hope everyone comes back in 2012 to check out our next exhibit.
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