Horizontal Grandeur Opening Reception

9th  Annual Horizontal Grandeur Juried Fine Arts Exhibition

The 9th Annual Horizontal Grandeur exhibit at your Stevens County Historical Museum promises to be one of our best! We have 27 artists from around the country, including local artists Della Conroy, Phyllis Joos and Mary Jo Wentz, with a total of 66 pieces showing. The show opens June 16th with an opening reception from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. and runs until November 14th.

This national art exhibition celebrates the viewpoint of artists who reside in states with a prairie.

The museum is located at 116 West Sixth Street in Morris and is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. with special weekend hours on July 9th 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and July 10th 11 a.m.– 2 p.m.

As always, admission to the museum is free!

Widows on Wednesdays Exhibit

We were blessed with hosting the Widows on Wednesdays group. They had their final meeting for the year at the museum. We helped set up a mini-exhibit with their wedding dresses.  It is a MUST SEE in person! We will have the exhibit up until Friday June 3rd

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SCHS on YouTube

Did you know that we are on YouTube?

You can watch any of the Hall of Honor videos that are completed as well as our WWI video on how the war affected Stevens County.

CLICK HERE to watch

 

 

 

Upcoming Exhibit!

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The Stevens County Historical Society is proud to present its new exhibit “a Prairie Discovery” at your Stevens County Historical Museum beginning Monday, April 4th. The exhibit features the work of three local artists — Jeffrey S. Thornton, M. Jana, and Edie Barrett — presenting a broad and close-up view of the prairie which spans the landscape around us in west-central Minnesota.

 

Ken Burns “Jackie Robinson”

Ken Burns “Jackie Robinson” premiers across the country on all PBS stations on April 11th and we have been lucky enough to have been chosen to host a public screening!

Please join us on March 31st @ 7:30 pm (please note the time change)

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson will examine the life and times of Jack Roosevelt Robinson, who in 1947 lifted an entire race, and nation, on his shoulders when he crossed baseball’s color line.

The film will follow Robinson and his family from rural Georgia and a hardscrabble life of sharecropping to California where he lettered in four sports at UCLA and met Rachel Isum – a nursing student and his future wife – through his days as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the Second World War and military trial over his refusal to move to the back of a Fort Hood bus.

It will tell the story of how Robinson, risking the dignity of his race and his own well-being, signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers and in the face of mutinous teammates and violent threats, both on and off the field, performed spectacularly, transforming national perceptions of what blacks could achieve. And it will recall Branch Rickey’s precise planning and the opposition he faced as he sought the right man for his “experiment,” and the social movements and cultural forces that ripened the climate for integration and hastened Robinson’s arrival.

Jackie Robinson will illuminate how Robinson, after baseball, continued his fight against discrimination as an irascible, widely-read newspaper columnist, tireless fundraiser and advocate for the civil rights movement, and divisive political activist. And it will look back at a pioneering entrepreneur and devoted family man who struggled to remain relevant as diabetes crippled his body and a new generation of black leaders set a more militant course for the civil rights movement.

The film will explore the legacy of a man whose exemplary life and aspirational message of equality continues to be a major influence on the lives of countless Americans.

To learn more please visit http://kenburns.com/films/jackie-robinson/