2019 November New Member Month at MCHS

The Morrison County Historical Society (MCHS) is hosting its annual November New Member Month. The organization, which has been preserving and sharing the county’s history since 1936, has been a membership organization since its inception. “Members are vital to the Morrison County Historical Society’s success,” said Mary Warner, executive director…

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Window Repair Workshop to Be Held November 16, 2019

Window Repair Workshop to be Held in St. Cloud’s Southside Neighborhood Historic District (LITTLE FALLS, MN – October 22, 2019) A workshop that teaches homeowners and property owners about wood window restoration will be hosted in St. Cloud’s Southside Neighborhood Historic District on Saturday, November 16th. Wood window specialist Paul Schmidt…

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Preservation Talk by Denis P. Gardner

Morrison County Historical Society Hosting Preservation Talk by National Register Historian Denis P. Gardner knows historic structures. As the National Register Historian of the Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office, he reviews the eligibility of properties for the National Register of Historic Places. He also assists people with the process of…

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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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