Collections Carousel – LeBlanc Fillet Knife

Knifemaking is an art form requiring meticulous craftsmanship and a critical eye. Morrison County native and retired Brigadier General, Gary LeBlanc (1944-2016), obviously had those skills. This beautiful fillet knife was made by LeBlanc after he took up the craft as a hobby following his retirement after thirty-seven years of…

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Morrison County Civil War Vet Grave Dedication Ceremony

The Friends of the Fergus Falls State Hospital Cemetery will be hosting a grave stone dedication for one of Morrison County’s own, Civil War veteran Henry St. Cyr. He was from the Pierz area. Mr. St. Cyr was committed to the State Hospital in St. Peter in 1881. At some…

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#Weymu40 – Museum Inspired by Old Fort Ripley

During the planning phase (late 1960s-early 1970s) of building a new museum, the Morrison County Historical Society appointed a Design Committee. It was comprised of Stella LeBlanc (chair), Arvid Christopherson, Felix Ginter, Reinhart Holland, Gladys Coenen, Jan Warner, and Art Warner (MCHS President – ex-officio). The Design Committee put together…

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