One-Cent United States Coin Token (front) from Larson Oil Company of Little Falls, Minnesota, 1946. Morrison County Historical Society collections, #2016.60.1.

Collections Carousel – Coin Token from Larson Oil Company of Little Falls, Minnesota

KEEP ME AND NEVER GO BROKE. Who could resist a statement like that? This one-cent United States coin token was a clever way for the…

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Screen shot of Minnesota Reflections' home page, July 2, 2020.

Morrison County Plat Books & Other Resources at MN Reflections

Each month MCHS gets an email that lets us know how many visitors viewed the resources we have on Minnesota Reflections, the collection of digitized…

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White mask on the giant "Traveler" sculpture at the Little Falls Granite Works in Little Falls, MN. In front of the Traveler, which is a human-shaped sculpture made of slabs of granite, is a sign that says, "Be Safe!" April 26, 2020.

Signs of COVID-19

Museums all over the world are aware of the historic moment the COVID-19 pandemic is presenting. While our institutions are closed and staff are working…

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Northern Pacific Railroad Depot designed by Cass Gilbert, Little Falls, MN. MCHS Collections #1981.10.1

Inventory of Northern Pacific Depot Records Now Online

Through the Morrison County Historical Society’s Legacy Grant project to install mobile shelving in the Archives at the Weyerhaeuser Museum, we had archival consultant Mike…

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Hairwork bracelet from the Morrison County Historical Society’s collection. Unknown donor but possibly Mary Harker, the daughter of Nathan Richardson. #0.0.161.

Strands of Remembrance: Hairwork and Victorian Sentimentalism

Hair is something that is incredibly personal and unique. We can change our hair—cut it, style it, dye it—but the fact remains that our hair…

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Morrison County section of "Babcock Plan for a Trunk Highway System in Minnesota," map published by the Minnesota Highway Improvement Association, St. Paul, MN, c. 1920. Mueller/Elvig collection at the Morrison County Historical Society.

Maps We Didn’t Know We Had

Road maps are mesmerizing. I can look and look and look at them, no matter how familiar I am with the towns and roads. A…

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Mary E. Butler's photo album, MCHS collections, #1996.34.2.

What Can a Photo Album Tell Us?

If you’re anything like me, then I’m sure your home is full of photo albums. If not whole albums, then you undoubtedly have some pictures…

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