LITTLE FALLS -- The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum in Little Falls will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a ribbon- cutting and rededication ceremony 2 p.m. Aug. 27. Cake and treats will be served.
The event is free.
The museum, owned and operated by the Morrison County Historical Society, became the county history museum in 1975, when artifacts and documents were moved from the historical society's basement space in the historic county courthouse. The museum was designed by Foster Dunwiddie of Miller-Dunwiddie Architects, Inc. who designed the building to resemble enlisted men's barracks and officers' quarters at Old Fort Ripley. Materials incorporated in the museum include yellow brick, slate and wood. The wood was to honor the museum's namesake who, along with business partner Richard Drew Musser, ran the Pine Tree Lumber Company in Little Falls from 1891-1919.
For more information, call (320) 632-4007.
Black bears the topic in Fifty Lakes
FIFTY LAKES -- Karen Noyce, Research Biologist in the Forest Wildlife Research Unit of the Minnesota DNR Wildlife Division at Grand Rapids, will present "Bears Will be Bears: Bear Biology and Conservation from Minnesota to Mongolia" 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Fifty Lakes Foundation clubhouse during its monthly meeting. A Texas-style potluck supper will begin at 6 p.m.
Noyce will discuss the black bear situation in Minnesota, the exploding population and what can and should be done about it. How does the Minnesota black bear compare to other species of bears around the world? What traits do most bears have in common with our black bears? What are the bear conservation problems around the world and how do they compare with the problems in the U.S.?
The Fifty Lakes Foundation Clubhouse is located on County Road 1 and Eagle Lake Road in Fifty Lakes. The foundation is a 501c(3) public charity. For more information, contact publicity chair Sharon Johnson at (651) 426-5760.
Used-book sale slated
CROSSLAKE -- The Crosslake Library Used Book Sale will be held Friday and Saturday in the Lions' Picnic Pavilion, adjacent to the Community Center. The Library is about to become a reality after 12 years of planning and proceeds from the book sale will go towards computers, shelving and furnishings.
Readers' Digest condensed books, textbooks and encyclopedias cannot be accepted. Tax receipts will be available for donations and the Bag of Books for a Buck will be held the last three hours of the sale.
In conjunction with the with the used-book sale, the Art Clubs Show, with works by members available for purchase, will also be held at the Lions Picnic Pavilion on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Ski Antics to be revisited
NISSWA -- The Nisswa Area Historical Society will hold a general meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Oak Room of the Grand View Lodge's Conference Center.
The featured topic will be the Bar Harbor Water Ski Show of the early 1950s. The show was named Ski Antics and was one of the premier events of the Minneapolis Aquatennial each year in the 1950s. Sandra Van Fossen, one of the show's first skiers, will be on hand to share her reminiscences. All members, visitors and community residents are welcome to attend.
For more information, call 963-3570.
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