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Aquatennial Award Recipients

I am working on a list of every person who has received the Aquatennial Volunteer award at Waterama. The recipients were not always listed in the newspaper. If you know who received the award for my missing years, please let … Continue reading

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Final Run of the Starbuck Times

This morning, we paid a visit to Quinco Press in Lowry. The company was started as a partnership between the newspapers in Elbow Lake, Benson, Morris, Wheaton, and Glenwood and has grown and expanded through the years and now prints … Continue reading

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Jerry Wright Next in Ag Lecture Series: Irrigation in Pope County

Make plans to join us on Thursday, August 12 at 6:30 pm for a presentation on the history of irrigation in the area by Jerry Wright. Wright is a retired associate professor & Extension  Engineer at the University of Minnesota. … Continue reading

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Workshop Next Week

Cemetery Preservation Workshop, Saturday, Aug 8 Continue reading

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Is the Museum Open? A little bit…

Our research library is available by appointment. Masks are required. We are keeping the galleries closed through the winter as we build new exhibits. Look for a grand opening of the Agriculture exhibit in the new building, as well as … Continue reading

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Holly Skogen

While the Pope County Museum is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be highlighting historic sites around Pope County. We hope that you can walk or drive to visit these sites while maintaining appropriate physical distancing. Holly Skogen … Continue reading

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The Fremad Building

While the Pope County Museum is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be highlighting historic sites around Pope County. We hope that you can walk or drive to visit these sites while maintaining appropriate physical distancing. The Fremad … Continue reading

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Daniel Pennie House, Villard.

While the Pope County Museum is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be highlighting historic sites around Pope County. We hope that you can walk or drive to visit these sites while maintaining appropriate physical distancing. Daniel Pennie … Continue reading

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COVID-19 – Help Capture Your Story

Our friends at Douglas County Historical Society are the creators of this project, but we want to capture Pope County stories as well. History is being made daily, and we are here to capture the local stories, even if we … Continue reading

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Museum closed – but you can visit on-line

Due to the unfolding Pandemic, the Pope County Museum will be closed at least until March 31. Staff will check in and respond to e-mails and phone calls, but the museum will not be open to the public. HOWEVER – … Continue reading

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