The Weyerhaeuser Museum is one of the sites taking part in Family Fun Day, which will be held in Little Falls, MN, on Sunday, June 7, 2009. Family Fun Day was started many years ago by an ad hoc group called Great River/Great People, which was founded by MCHS Executive Director Jan Warner. The group wanted to have a day where various sites in the county were open to the public for free so that local community members could visit and find out what we all did as organizations. There were environmental groups as well as visitor attractions involved with Great River/Great People.
That group disbanded a few years ago, but Family Fun Day continues as an event among the visitor attractions in Little Falls. The Little Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau now coordinates it. Sites involved in this year’s Family Fun Day include the Weyerhaeuser Museum, Lindbergh State Park, Minnesota Fishing Museum, Camp Ripley Environmental Classroom, Pine Grove Zoo, Lindbergh Historic Site, and Linden Hill.
When Family Fun Day first began, we at the Weyerhaeuser Museum would serve ice cream sundaes for the day. Due to the complexities of health regulations, we stopped serving ice cream and have tried to come up with other ways to make the event special for our visitors. Last year, we were given 100 pine tree seedlings and we handed those out to visitors. They were such a hit that we’ve decided to do the same this year, only this time, we have 125 seedlings. They go fast, so get here early if you want one. We’ll be open from noon to 5:00 p.m. that day.