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.
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.
Due to the weather, the exhibit opening has been postponed until Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 2-4 p.m. at The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum. In contrast to World War II, which encouraged civilians in the United States to contribute to the war effort in multiple ways, the Vietnam War…
This small (6″ diameter) decorative plate with a view of the Mississippi River is from Tomelty’s Bazaar, a popular shop that was in business in downtown Little Falls, Minnesota, around the turn of the 19th century. Located on First Street Southeast, the store sold “…the small indispensables – the big…
Used for testing grain bin or ground soil temperatures, this sturdy-looking thermometer was a premium, or giveaway, from the Flensburg Cooperative Creamery Association of Flensburg, Minnesota. Constructed of reinforced aluminum, the thermometer was recently donated to the Morrison County Historical Society by Doug Ploof, a popular Little Falls Community High…
In the summer of 2017, the history, arts and cultural organizations of Morrison County joined forces to have an economic impact study done by Creative Minnesota so that we could determine, using hard data, what effect we were having on Morrison County’s economy. On February 7, 2018, at a crowded…