Tag Archives: Pope County History

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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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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Cabin Repairs – Day 8

Work continued over the weekend, but I didn’t capture it on film. Today is the last day with the work crew and it is amazing what they accomplished in a week. The Torguson cabin is looking good too. And… the … Continue reading

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