How to Find Sleepers

Blue tape grid to help us find sleepers. We drilled 5 holes before striking the first sleeper. The additional 3 holes confirmed the east-west orientation of the sleepers. The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum, 2019.

We at The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum have been on a weeks’ long hunt for sleepers in our Archives. Lest you think we have somnambulant creatures hiding amongst the boxes, documents, ledgers, and photos, fear not! The sleepers in this case are 2 x 4-inch boards between the hardwood…

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#Weymu40 – Exhibit Cases

Have you ever taken a good look at the exhibit cases at The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum? No? Then the architect’s nefarious plan has worked. Bwahahahaha! When Foster Dunwiddie was designing the Weyerhaeuser Museum, exhibit furnishings were part of his work. He wanted to create a system that allowed…

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#Weymu40 – Permanent Exhibits at the Weyerhaeuser Museum

When The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum opened in August 1975, naturally it contained exhibits related to Morrison County history. Those involved in planning for the new museum visited a number of history organizations throughout Minnesota, examining how exhibits were handled in order to get ideas on how to present…

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#Weymu40 – Weyerhaeuser Museum’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

In August 2015, The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum in Little Falls, MN, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The museum was named for lumberman Charles Weyerhaeuser, who, along with business partner Richard “Drew” Musser, ran the Pine Tree Lumber Company in Little Falls from 1890 to 1920. The Weyerhaeuser Museum…

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