Morrison County House Photo

LaFond/Tanner Home – 307 Northeast Eighth Avenue in Little Falls, Minnesota Included in a bunch of “stuff” (as she calls it!) brought in by Lucy Tanner last week was this photograph showing the house where she and her husband, Ed, lived for many years.  The photograph was taken in 1972,…

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Random Photo – Swanville

I thought it would be fun to head to the photo collection and pull something at random to share here. The following photo is from Swanville and shows Isabel Flood with her Sunday School class from the Congregational Church. Isabel was the first teacher in the Swanville public schools. Notice…

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What Took Me So Long?

I finished our Financial Policies & Procedures Manual and our Artifacts, Archives & Research Policies & Procedures Manual yesterday.  Part way through the process, I asked myself what was taking me so long.  Then I did a word count and understood.  The financial manual came in at 15,469 words on…

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Procedures & Policies

For the past several weeks, I’ve been working on updating the historical society’s procedures and policies manuals.  It’s tedious work trying to describe everything that goes on at the museum in a way that other staff will be able to follow, but it’s very necessary work. I first created the…

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