Today is History. Live it, save it, share it.
Since its founding in 1936, the Morrison County Historical Society (MCHS) has been dedicated to the history of ALL of the county's residents, from those who live the quietest of lives to those whose names become headlines. Further, the organization believes that all who are interested in Morrison County's history be able to access it, regardless of income level, which is why admission to MCHS's home, The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum, is free. This is made possible through the generous support of members, donors, an allotment from Morrison County, and other patrons.
Each person who has passed through Morrison County has added a piece to its history. Through a willingness to share that history, they have built MCHS's large artifact and archival collection. MCHS cares for this collection to the best of its ability and shares it with the public, via newsletter articles, research services, the website, exhibits, and programs.
While history is often considered to be about people and events long past, MCHS sees history as a continual process, with the documentation of current happenings being as important as those that occurred 100 or more years ago.
The Morrison County Historical Society's ethos can be summed up as: "Today is History. Live it, save it, share it." We encourage you to do the same.
Explore the history pages (menu above) and blog posts (below) on our website to learn more about Morrison County's fascinating history.
Hours & Location
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday & Thursday.
Closed: New Year's Day, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas & All Monday Holidays
The museum is open year-round, except for major holidays, off-site events, and occasional closings for bad weather. Check our blog posts below and/or our social media accounts for info on closings.
The museum is located in Little Falls, Minnesota, at 2151 South Lindbergh Drive, just south of the Lindbergh Historic Site.
Google Maps will show you the way.
While working on the Nathan Richardson book (“A Big Hearted Paleface Man“), our Richardson collection expanded exponentially. We already had a nice number of artifacts from the family, most donated by Nate’s daughter Mary early on in the society’s history. There were some genealogical documents gathered by previous staff of…
Since 2003 we’ve been collecting recipes . . . well, they’re not exactly recipes. We like to call them non-recipe recipes. These are the throw-together foods you eat, impromptu stuff that isn’t written down in a recipe book. It could be something a relative taught you to eat, like putting…
I was just looking at the viewing statistics for our website and what I found was quite interesting. Our users (that’d be you) regularly visit our home page, this newsfeed, our family names index, and the cemetery page. Various history articles are visited here and there, a good mix of…
Once more, MCHS museum staff have been galavanting across the nation in an attempt to improve our minds and, hopefully, learn something that will help us do our jobs better. As most of you already know, Mary attended the AASLH (American Association for State and Local History) conference in Atlanta,…