MCHS 75th Anniversary

On Sunday, September 18, 2011, we at the Morrison County Historical Society celebrated the organization’s 75th anniversary. The “legal” anniversary is actually September 17, the day in 1936 our Articles of Incorporation were filed.

We had a lovely crowd for our program, which featured the history of Kiewel Brewing Company as told by long-time Kiewel collector Chris Anderson. Chris had assistance from MCHS board member Gary Block. Among the guests were two direct descendants of Jacob Kiewel, founder of Kiewel Brewing in 1893.

Prior to the dinner and program, Jesse Grant of Brainerd Lakes Beer was on hand to provide samples of his company’s beer. Jesse is a Morrison County native and, thus, is carrying on the county’s long tradition of brewing.

During the program, we had a slide show of Kiewel items from MCHS collections running. You can view the slide show as a pdf document here:

Kiewel Brewing Slide Show

We also had a 75th anniversary exhibit, an anniversary cake, an anniversary booklet (view here as pdf) and decor in the colors of Kiewel Brewing products – red, black and white. Of course we have pictures. Here are a few.

Chris Anderson & Gary Block presenting Kiewel Brewing history to those attending MCHS 75th anniversary celebration at Royalton American Legion, September 18, 2011.
Chris Anderson & Gary Block presenting Kiewel Brewing history to those attending MCHS 75th anniversary celebration at Royalton American Legion, September 18, 2011.
Jesse Grant of Brainerd Lakes Brewing serving samples of the company's beer, MCHS 75th anniversary celebration at Royalton American Legion, September 18, 2011.
Jesse Grant of Brainerd Lakes Brewing serving samples of the company's beer, MCHS 75th anniversary celebration at Royalton American Legion, September 18, 2011.
The tables decorated in Kiewel colors, MCHS 75th anniversary celebration, Royalton American Legion, September 18, 2011.
The tables decorated in Kiewel colors, MCHS 75th anniversary celebration, Royalton American Legion, September 18, 2011.
MCHS exhibit, MCHS 75th anniversary celebration, Royalton American Legion, September 18, 2011.
MCHS exhibit, MCHS 75th anniversary celebration, Royalton American Legion, September 18, 2011.
The tables are decorated, MCHS 75th anniversary celebration, Royalton American Legion, September 18, 2011.
The tables are decorated, MCHS 75th anniversary celebration, Royalton American Legion, September 18, 2011.
The anniversary cake. We asked for pine trees and the river. The duplicate picture of the pines is actually of the large pine on our museum's property. MCHS 75th anniversary celebration, Royalton American Legion, September 18, 2011.
The anniversary cake. We asked for pine trees and the river. The duplicate picture of the pines is actually of the large pine on our museum's property. MCHS 75th anniversary celebration, Royalton American Legion, September 18, 2011.
Alice and Ann Marie greeting attendees, MCHS 75th anniversary celebration, Royalton American Legion, September 18, 2011.
Alice and Ann Marie greeting attendees, MCHS 75th anniversary celebration, Royalton American Legion, September 18, 2011.
Staff did it. We managed to corral the MCHS board and Executive Director for a group picture, something we're pretty sure  hasn't happened since the original 1936 board. MCHS 75th anniversary celebration, Royalton American Legion, September 18, 2011.
Staff did it. We managed to corral the MCHS board and Executive Director for a group picture, something we're pretty sure hasn't happened since the original 1936 board. Note how happy they all look. MCHS 75th anniversary celebration, Royalton American Legion, September 18, 2011.

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *