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Member of the week: Cass County Museum

The Cass County Museum is located at 205 Minnesota Ave. Exhibits at the museum showcase an Ojibwe beadwork collection, one of the largest in northern Minnesota. Early railroad and steamboat transportation, a trapper’s shack, early lumbering and homesteading displays rotate with other themes. An extensive military exhibit added in 2018 features the Spanish American and Civil wars, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and  the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts will be added as items are acquired.

The Huset Pioneer School is a hands on experience in early pioneer education and children enjoy ringing the bell in the belfry. The Cass County Research Center is located in the museum to assist researchers and genealogists in the quest for county information. A number of books on the history of our area are offered for sale at the museum.

The hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 AM to 4 PM. There is a nominal admission. No credit cards accepted. Visit our website at, email us at or call 218-547-7251.

Stop in and meet our new director, Tim Andersen, who assisted Renee Geving for the past year in museum practices. Tim is a rock guitarist just inducted into the South Dakota Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, was chair of the Audio Engineering Society, Upper Midwest Chapter, and is published in a college textbook for recording engineers.

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