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.
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.
Hidden Treasures: Dig into the Past with St. Cloud State University Archivist and Professor, Tom Steman Curious what central Minnesota football legend and Little Falls educator, Louis Filippi, looked like while a student at St. Cloud State in the early 1940s? Want to know what your relatives were up to…
In August 2016, we at the Morrison County Historical Society were surprised and pleased to receive a letter from the Institute for Museum and Library Services. U.S. Representative Rick Nolan had nominated our organization for the 2017 National Medal for Museum Service. Here is the letter: If you’re having difficulty reading…
The Morrison County Historical Society is hosting a retirement party for Alice Smuda on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum in Little Falls, MN. Various members of the Smuda family have been involved with the Weyerhaeuser Museum since it opened in 1975. Many locals will…
Among the many items donated to the Morrison County Historical Society by noted Minnesota archaeologist and museum friend, Doug Birk, were these De-lec-to banners from the Sylvester-Nichols Candy Company of Little Falls, Minnesota. The banners had somehow made their way further north to Pine River, Minnesota, where Doug’s parents, Del…