Tag Archives: Pope County History

New Building Update

The interior of the new building is finished. Three walls have a section of “Slat Wall” where we can easily hang items from movable hooks. One wall has a high shelf for displaying small items. We had a reception for … 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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Archaeology presentation Oct 21 1:00 pm

Archaeology of Pope County Presentation and Artifact Identification Workshop Oct 21 On Saturday, October 21 at 1 pm at the Pope County Museum, archaeologists working on the Pope County Archaeological Survey will talk about their current survey project, present preliminary … Continue reading

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Thank you, Gavin

Gavin Jensen just completed his summer internship with us. He will be returning to Hamline University this fall for his Junior year where he is studying Law and History. We are honored that he chose to spend the summer interning … Continue reading

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Vintage loom

Since our floor loom is getting warped (re-strung) this week, I thought I would do a bit of research on it. Donated by Jerrold Ness and Mrs. Francis Fielder, the loom was used by Mrs. P.M. Danielson of Cyrus, MN. … Continue reading

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School House Roof

The north side of the school house is nearly complete. It looks great and smells so good. We have enjoyed the sharp scent of cedar all week!

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The size of our scythes makes me sigh

We have been awarded a Legacy grant to purchase and install a new artifact storage system. I am beyond excited to have safe, orderly, archival storage to house the many treasures that have been entrusted to the Pope County Historical … Continue reading

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