Monthly Archives: April 2015

What do you do all day?

I often get asked, “So…What do you do all day at the museum?” While it is true that there are many hours here without visitors, we are far from idle. I tell people that when we don’t have visitors, we … Continue reading

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Mr. Lathrop’s House

This week’s photo is “Residence of Mr. Lathrop’s” from 1876. This house stood on Lot 8 Block 28. That is to say -the north side of 2nd Ave SW between 1st and 2nd streets, very close to the city park. In … Continue reading

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Quilt Show in July

Join us Wednesday, July 22 at 7 p.m. for “A Stitch in Time Saves…” at the Pope County Museum. “A Stitch in Time Saves…”  You have inherited a quilt you never knew existed but it has a few stains.  You’ve … Continue reading

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Simmons’ House

This photograph shows the “Residence of John Simmons” from 1876. It was located on lots 4 & 5 of block 30., which is the south east corner at the intersection of 2nd Avenue and 2nd street SW, across the street … Continue reading

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Dr. Whittemore’s House

This photograph shows the “Residence of Dr. Whittemore” from 1876. The home was built in 1870 on lots 6 & 7 of block 35 – where Ridgewood Villa is today. According to J.G. Whittemore in 1940: Dr. Whittemore is on … Continue reading

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Stanley’s Horse Shoe Shop

This week’s photo in the series of Glenwood Photographs taken in 1876 by N.J. Trenham, is “Stanley’s Shop.”. James Stanley had a backsmith shop at the southwest corner of Minnesota Avenue and 1st Street SE. (Lot 1 block 24) Ogdahl, Wangsness … Continue reading

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Glenwood History Book Available for Preorder

The Pope County Historical Society is taking pre-orders for: “Through the Tourists’ Eyes: Glenwood Minnesota” a photographic history of Glenwood. Written and compiled by Todd Gylsen, the book shows the history of Glenwood over the past 150 years through the … Continue reading

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