Monthly Archives: August 2011

W is for Wawxpa

Helbing Collection A-Z is a continuing feature of our blog. Each week, I will highlight an item or items from our Helbing Collection of Native American Arts and Crafts. Flat twined bags called “Wawxpa” or “Sally bags” are made by … Continue reading

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St. Paul’s Church Service this Sunday

The public is invited to attend the annual church service at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on the grounds of the Pope County Museum Sunday at 10:00 am. The congregation of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Alexandria will be using the historic … Continue reading

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Lemons to Lemonade

Well, it looks like the wind damage to our wall and roof is probably going to require rebuilding that corner of the building. So we will have to dismantle 4 exhibits and move all the artifacts to safe, temporary locations. … Continue reading

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V is for Vest

Helbing Collection A-Z is a continuing feature of our blog. Each week, I will highlight an item or items from our Helbing Collection of Native American Arts and Crafts. Of this beaded vest, Cleora wrote, “This tan buckskin vest has … Continue reading

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U is for Umbilical Cord Holder

Helbing Collection A-Z is a continuing feature of our blog. Each week, I will highlight an item or items from our Helbing Collection of Native American Arts and Crafts. These beaded amulets were often used as umbilical cord holders, traditionally … Continue reading

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T is for Turquoise

Helbing Collection A-Z is a continuing feature of our blog. Each week, I will highlight an item or items from our Helbing Collection of Native American Arts and Crafts. This week I’d like to highlight some of the turquoise jewelry … Continue reading

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More photos of storm damage

There are so many photos and videos of the storm damage, I thought I’d post a few links here for our out-of-town followers. WCCO’s news coverage Rebecca Webb’s photos of Lakesore Drive

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