Capital Campaign for the Weyerhaeuser Museum
Help the Morrison County Historical Society (MCHS) raise $2 million by 2025. That’s the year The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum becomes eligible to be nominated to the National Register of Historic Places.
The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum, which was designed by renowned architect Foster Dunwiddie, showcases Morrison County’s history in its architecture and materials. Foster’s inspiration was the Greek Revival style used in early Morrison County buildings, such as the Officers’ Quarters at Old Fort Ripley and the original Morrison County Courthouse.
The museum, which opened in Little Falls, MN, in 1975, is home to the Morrison County Historical Society. It houses tens of thousands of artifacts, documents and photos related to our county’s history.
The Weyerhaeuser Museum is now over 40 years old and there are numerous projects that need to be undertaken in order to keep the building and grounds in good maintenance. We also need to maximize the use of the space inside for the tens of thousands of artifacts, documents and photographs that are part of our collection.
In order to fund our capacity improvements projects, we have launched a Capital Campaign. We need your help to reach our $2 million goal. Make your donation in our online shop.
Weyerhaeuser Museum Projects
Funds raised through the Capital Campaign will be used for the following projects:
- Replacing the HVAC system
- Mitigating riverbank erosion
- Repairing/replacing exterior doors
- Repairing windows
- Replacing roof
- Repairing front porch
- Replacing damaged siding and repainting
- Removing underground fuel tank
- Bringing entrances and bathrooms up to current accessibility standards
- Installing high-density mobile shelving in Archives, Collections Room 1 & 2
- Reupholstering library furniture
- Expanding library into the hall
- Adding storage in the Work Room
- Renewing the parking lot
- Performing gazebo maintenance
Funds raised beyond what is needed for these projects will be placed in our Capital Improvements fund for future building & grounds maintenance projects.
Due to its design and careful placement within the natural landscape overlooking the confluence of the Mississippi River and Pike Creek, we will be seeking to nominate the Weyerhaeuser Museum to the National Register of Historic Places when it becomes eligible in 2025.
That’s not many years from now!
With your contributions, we can do it!
Or mail a check to the Morrison County Historical Society, PO Box 239, Little Falls, MN 56345. Please indicate that it is for the Capital Campaign or use this form to let us know.
Of course, we’d always love to see you in person, so you may drop off your check at The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum at 2151 South Lindbergh Drive, Little Falls, MN.
Thank you for your support!