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.
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Here at the museum, we get lots of requests for information related to area houses. People have gotten increasingly interested in the histories of their homes due to programs on cable channels and the do-it-yourself remodeling movement. We’d love to be able to help people with their requests, but we…
Are you curious about local architecture? Do you like to eat? Well, we have a program just for you. On Sunday, October 7, 2007, at 5:30 p.m. at the Falls Ballroom in Little Falls, MN, we are hosting our annual dinner meeting program. This year’s topic is “Architecture: The Little…
Anybody recognize themselves!?! If you do, please let us know. The two photographs, which are recent donations to The Morrison County Historical Society, show two different class portraits from Lincoln Elementary School in Little Falls, Minnesota. While the teacher is identified as Jean Goedderz, all we have for the identification…
This press release was received from the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, Minnesota: 47th Annual Minnesota Orphan Train Riders and Friends Annual Meeting Have you ever wondered about the history of the Orphan Trains? From 1854-1929, an estimated 250,000+ children born in New York road the Orphan Trains to find…