Tag Archives: Pope County

A is for Archives

Pope County Museum A-Z is back by popular demand! This time I will focus on the museum as a whole rather than the Helbing Collection. As collection manager, I work primarily with the three dimensional objects in the collection – … Continue reading

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Fine Art Sale at Museum This Week

May is National Museum Month. It is a great time to visit your local historical museum. This week, the Pope County Museum will be offering free admission in conjunction with their fine art sale. Stop in and bid on paintings, … Continue reading

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Fine Art Fundraiser at Pope County Museum

Original paintings, prints and a craft item or two are up for bids. The Pope County Historical Society is holding a silent auction of “gently used art.” Paintings, prints, photographs and sculptures have been contributed by collectors and artists to … Continue reading

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Collection Find – Hardens Fire Extinguisher

Fire extinguisher / hand grenade. Blue glass bottle, round, necked, 4 footed, snifter type. The words “Hardens Hand Fire Extinguisher Grenade” are embossed on the side. This bottle would have been purchased filled with salt water or carbon tetrachloride and … Continue reading

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Silent Auction is Up and Running

Twas a month before Christmas and all through the museum the baskets were waiting – you just gotta see ’em. The baskets were wrapped by staffers with care in hopes that the bidders soon would be there. The Board had … Continue reading

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The Pope County Museum Presents ‘Minnesota On the Map’

Come visit the Pope County Museum November 16-January 16 and see “Minnesota on the Map,” a traveling exhibition that features dozens of maps ranging from Louis Hennepin’s 1683 map of the upper Mississippi River Valley to a satellite map of … Continue reading

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Give to the Max

Today is Give to the Max day in Minnesota. The great Minnesota GIVE together is going on at the Give to the Max website. Each hour, one donor have an extra $1000 added to their donation. You can donate to … Continue reading

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Lemons to Lemonade

Well, it looks like the wind damage to our wall and roof is probably going to require rebuilding that corner of the building. So we will have to dismantle 4 exhibits and move all the artifacts to safe, temporary locations. … Continue reading

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Native Americans in Pope County

Prehistoric Periods From approximately 9000 – 5000 B.C., Paleo Indians lived in the area now known as Minnesota on the shores of the giant glacial Lake Agassi. Very little is known about these people, but burial sites have been found … Continue reading

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Wet Morning

It rained this morning. This may be the biggest understatement of the week. It POURED, it GUSHED, it overwhelmed all the storm drains. I have no idea what the official rainfall totals are yet – but we got several inches … Continue reading

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