Monthly Archives: April 2009

Volunteer opportunities

After Wednesday’s volunteer fair, I thought I would share our wish list with you. If there is anything on this list that sounds interesting to you, just let me know and I’ll get you set up. Volunteer Opportunities at the … Continue reading

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Tastefully Simple Volunteer Fair

I spent the day yesterday with some wonderful people. Tastefully Simple’s corporate headquarters is located in Alexandria, MN. They believe so strongly in giving back to the community, employees are paid up to 8 hours to volunteer. Tastefully Simple The … Continue reading

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Mystery item

Can you help us identify this item? It is 23″ long, 10″ wide at its widest point and appears to have been sliced as it is exactly 1 inch thick. The large hole in the middle is 2.5 x 3″. … Continue reading

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Carl Torguson’s Spanish American War Badges

Marie Wendt, granddaughter of Carl Torguson, donated a collection of United Spanish War Veterans Badges. Carl Torguson was 19 years old when he enlisted in the 15th Minnesota. He had to lie about his age to volunteer since no one … Continue reading

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Collection Find – Pearson Nailer

Phyllis and Ann enjoyed researching this “Pearson’s Nailer” from 1908. It holds and dispenses nails. The nails move down a chute and are released into a standing position under a piston. The user then  manually pounds the piston with a … Continue reading

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On the road

Our latest grant application to the Minnesota Historical Society was reviewed yesterday at the James J. Hill House in St. Paul.  I gave a short presentation to the review panel to help them approve full funding of our project.  One … Continue reading

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