Category Archives: Collection Notes

Creepy Dolls

Our friends at the History Center of Olmstad County are asking the public to vote on the creepiest doll in their collection.¬† That inspired me to bring out a few of our creepy dolls. But first, a little story about … Continue reading

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Getting ready for a new exhibit

We were busy beavers on Tuesday morning, moving artifacts to make room for a traveling exhibit. (More on that in the next post.) Phyllis and I took down the pioneer portraits and tucked them away in the Art Storage Room. … Continue reading

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Signalness Fern

Anyone who has visited the Pope County Museum and spent anytime in the “Pioneer Room” at a meeting or looking through files has undoubtedly noticed the large ferns. We have 2 pots containing HUGE Boston Ferns. They both pieces of … Continue reading

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Immigrant Trunks

I have new favorite artifacts! (OK – I have many favorite artifacts, but this is a great story, so please indulge me as I share this with you.) Like most local historical societies, we have MANY immigrant trunks in our … Continue reading

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Collection Available On-Line

We are thrilled to announce that¬† you can now access our collection on-line. There are over 13 THOUSAND items from the Pope County Historical Society available at MNCollections.org Over 90% of the three dimensional objects can now be researched from … Continue reading

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“Found in Collection”

“Found in Collection” (FIC) is a common museum term. It is exactly what it sounds like – an item found in the collection with no proper documentation. Museums large and small deal with FIC objects. As of today, the Pope … Continue reading

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The Legacy of Paring Down the Collection

Musings by Ann Grandy – Collection Manager I am feeling somewhat philosophical these days. I recently had a visitor ask me if I was in charge of the museum. My first answer was that Merlin is the executive director, but … Continue reading

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