The deadline for 2016 Horizontal Grandeur submissions is approaching fast! Be sure to get your emails in by the end of the day Monday April 18, 2016
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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.
We have announced our 2016 Horizontal Grandeur dates! Please CLICK HERE for more information!!
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!
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/
On Monday January 26th the Morris Area Brownies Troop 74 had a day off from school and decided to do an all day meeting where they went to tour some of the local business; Willie’s, Morris Vet Clinic and we at SCHS had the pleasure of giving them a tour of our wonderful building!
We got to look at and talk about our Agriculture display, they really enjoyed how pigs and cows provide more than just bacon and steak! We went down to the artifact room and the girls got to look at some of the old clothes that we have, they were impressed with the fur coat collection! Boy did we have a fun time learning about the history of Stevens County!
Morris Area Girl Scouts Troop 74
Mercy is the girls’ Co-Troop leader so she got to show them how we do some family history research and we were able to locate one of the girls’ birth announcements! They really liked that we have a vast collection of newspapers in which to utilize for our research.
Interested in a tour for your group? call 320.589.1719 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
At this moment we are asking those that have items they wish to donate to the Historical Society to please put that on hold until we hire a new curator this Spring.
If you would like to let us know what items you have please:
or fill out this form
We are looking forward to what 2016 has in store for us!!
On December 14th we had our annual Volunteer & Staff Appreciation Potluck. We changed things up a bit this year and here is a poem written by Ward Voorhees that perfectly sums it up:
As fate would have it, our BIG WINNER WAS:
Ward Voorhees, with his homemade winning UGLY sweater.