Category Archives: Collection Notes

Hardanger Violin

This Hardanger violin was made by Tom Nelson of Langhei Township, probably between 1884 and 1897. It is carved from light-colored wood with mother of pearl inlay. The mother of pearl inaly pieces were hand carved from buttons. It has 4 … Continue reading

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Class of 1923 – I know you!

The Pope County Historical Society received a donation from the Savre family. The main gift was a beautiful wedding dress worn by 2 generations of brides. That is a story for another day. What I want to share with you … Continue reading

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Mystery Shoes

This past week we received a research request from a gentleman in Japan. He is a vintage shoe collector and recently acquired a pair of shoes made by the Florsheim Shoe Company. The shoes came from an e-bay seller in Rochester, … Continue reading

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Send a card to the future

If you send out Holiday cards with a family photo or a letter summarizing your year, please send (or drop off) a copy to the Pope County Museum. We will place it in your family file. (Did you know we … Continue reading

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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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Interactive Maps and Photos

Want to see aerial photos of Pope County from the 1930’s, 50’s or 60’s? Visit the DNR’s Landview page. You can zoom in on Pope County. If you check the box next to “Historic Air Photos,” you will see a … Continue reading

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Lee Paulson photo collection

With the passing of Lee Paulson, longtime Glenwood English teacher and theater director,  many people are sharing their memories in face to face conversations throughout the community and in virtual conversations on-line. Yesterday, his family gifted a large stack of … Continue reading

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