Tag Archives: Pope County Museum

Starting with a “Clean Slate”

We have a clean slate! The central exhibit walls are all down – ready for the utility changes and the installation of the new artifact storage system. Then comes the fun part – creating new exhibits! In the meantime…we are enjoying … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Happy New year from the Pope County Museum! 2017 will bring big changes to the museum. We are busy beavers here, renovating exhibits and preparing for our new storage system. This project has been financed in part with funds provided … Continue reading

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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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Cabin Repairs – Day 5

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