Publications by MCHS

Morrison County Historical Society publications may be purchased  at the Weyerhaeuser Museum in Little Falls, MN.


Part of our mission at the Morrison County Historical Society is educating the public about county history. We’ve found that one of the best ways we can do this is through our publications, which include our newsletter and several books.


MCHS Newsletter

Chock full of county history, the MCHS newsletter is one you’ll want to keep. That’s what we’ve heard from satisfied readers, anyway. The newsletter is a benefit to MCHS members and keeps them apprised of what’s happening at the Weyerhaeuser Museum. It is published four times a year. To purchase a membership, go to our Shop page. For offline membership purchasing alternatives, see our Membership page.


A Big Hearted Paleface Man: Nathan Richardson & the History of Morrison County, Minnesota

Front cover: A Big Hearted Paleface Man

A Big Hearted Paleface Man by Mary Warner

Book Index

Book Excerpts

Biography of Nathan Richardson, one of the founders of Morrison County. He held more political offices than any one else in the county. Book includes full text of Richardson’s 1876 and 1880 histories of Morrison County.

By Mary Warner

Published in 2006. Winner of the American Association for State & Local History’s Award of Merit in 2007.

Hardcover, 404 pages, 16 color plates plus reproductions of black & white historic photos.

Member price: $25.00 + tax

Non-member price: $27.50 + tax

Purchase at the Weyerhaeuser Museum in Little Falls, MN.



Little Falls on the Big River

Little Falls on the Big River by Warner, Warner & Johnson

Little Falls on the Big River by Warner, Warner & Johnson

Written in 2000 to serve as a local history curriculum. Second edition printed in 2001 for public consumption due to popular demand. The book presents the history of Little Falls in easy-to-digest sections, and includes sidebars with suggested activities for further local history study.

By Mary Warner, Jan Warner, and Ann Marie Johnson

Softcover, 99 pages, black & white historic photos throughout.

Member price: $19.75 + tax

Non-member price: $21.95 + tax

Purchase at the Weyerhaeuser Museum in Little Falls, MN.

eBook version: This is a large pdf file that requires high-speed internet to open. It’ll take about 5 minutes to fully download at a download speed of 5 Mbps.



Voices of Yesterday

Front cover: Voices of Yesterday

Voices of Yesterday by Charles Martin

The first official publication of MCHS. Published in cooperation with the Morrison County Arts Association, the book captures author Charles Martin’s reminiscences of the county in the form of poetry.Martin was a much loved English teacher at the Little Falls High School, along with being an active supporter of theater and speech. To accompany Mr. Martin’s poetry, several local artists have illustrated Voices of Yesterday with charming black & white drawings.

By Charles Martin

Published in 1977.

Hardcover, 85 pages, black & white drawings.

Price: $4.95 + tax

Purchase at the Weyerhaeuser Museum in Little Falls, MN.


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  2. Dear MCHS:
    I recently, with the help of several of your staff at the historical society, completed a research project regarding race relations in Morrison County at the turn of the century (1885-1905) and some history involving a family on your list of Morrison County Notables, that of John Roch (Pierz). I know that you have published various pamphlets on local history in the past, and thought that if you were interested in reading my article, it might make an appropriate pamphlet topic for your readers. At any rate, some of your staff expressed an interest in looking at it when it was finished, so I thought I’d inquire. 🙂

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