MCHS Annual Program on Morrison County Archaeology

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Grace Duxbury
Morrison County Historical Society
320-632-4007 mocohistory@gmail.com

 

Historical Society Presents Annual Program on Morrison County Archaeology

(LITTLE FALLS, MN — September 8, 2021) Morrison County has a rich archaeological history, and this year the Morrison County Historical Society’s annual meeting will focus on that with its program “Morrison County Archaeology & the Douglas Birk Collection.”

The program features guest speaker Rob Mann, Associate Professor of Anthropology at St. Cloud State University. He will be discussing his involvement with the Little Elk Heritage Preserve (LEHP) and the Doug Birk collection. LEHP is an archaeological site at the confluence of the Little Elk and Mississippi Rivers. It contains multiple important sites such as a fur trade post, a mission, an Ojibwe chief’s cabin, and a townsite. Noted Archaeologist Douglas Birk initially excavated the site and many others in the county. His collection is housed at St. Cloud State University. The LEHP collection was given to the Morrison County Historical Society, and is now on permanent loan at St. Cloud State University and being maintained by the Department of Anthropology. Rob Mann is overseeing the organization of both collections.

MCHS’s annual program will take place on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at Bingo Park’s shelter, 109 E 6th Street in Randall, MN. Social hour starts at 6:00 PM. The program starts at 6:30 and will begin with MCHS’s annual meeting, during which the election of board members will take place.

The cost of the annual program is $10 per person. Register online at https://morrison-county-historical-society.square.site/ or by calling 320-632-4007. The event is open to the public. In order to prevent the spread of the highly-infectious Delta variant of COVID-19, masks will be required for both vaccinated and unvaccinated attendees.

 

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Morrison County Historical Society Annual Meeting

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 8:30

The September 8 annual meeting will include a lecture on Morrison County archaeology by speaker Rob Mann, Associate Professor of Anthropology at St. Cloud State University. Rob Mann oversees the organization of the Doug Birk and LEHP Collections at the university.

Bingo Park
109 E 6 St, Randall, MN
320-632-4007

$10 per person. Register at https://morrison-county-historical-society.square.site/ or by calling 320-632-4007. Masks required for both vaccinated and unvaccinated attendees.

Rob Mann, anthropology professor at St. Cloud State University and archaeologist of mission site at Little Elk Heritage Preserve. Photo provided by Rob Mann.

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