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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With the summer softball season in full swing, the timing seems perfect for this new addition to the museum collection. A bit flattened, the approximately 13” diameter leather softball came from the estate of a resident of Pike Creek Township in Morrison County, Minnesota. It’s hard not to imagine the…
Part-time, 15-20 hours per week, $14/hour to start. Purpose of position: To perform a variety of customer service functions at the Front Desk of the Weyerhaeuser Museum and handle daily bookkeeping of the Morrison County Historical Society, including bill paying, deposits, payroll & etc. Major responsibilities: Customer service Greet visitors…
Serving as the friendly face of the Front Desk, Aimee Tholen has been greeting visitors and assisting researchers for the past two years at The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum. Originally hired primarily as the bookkeeper for the Morrison County Historical Society (MCHS) in 2016, Tholen discovered a passion for…
Following the Vietnam War, approximately 750,000 refugees from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos resettled in the United States, including in Central Minnesota. Lutheran Social Service and Catholic Charities were two organizations in the state that organized resettlement efforts, with The Resettlement Office of Catholic Charities in charge of such efforts in…