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West Forest Avenue Mora, Minnesota
Address: PO Box 113, Mora MN 55051
320-679-1665 email: email@example.com
Open Year Round
Tuesday through Saturday 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Kanabec History Center opened to the public in 1978. Operated
the Kanabec County Historical Society, the Center is located on 37
acres bordering the Snake River on the west side of Mora,
MN. The main facility contains an exhibition
controlled storage areas, reference library, conference room, gift shop
and office space. The Coin School, constructed in 1898, now
serves as an education building for Kanabec History Center programs.
is also available for meeting use and other community classes as is the Kanabec History Center conference room.
Currently weekly: yoga classes, karate classes, dancing, Artrageous Art Studio Group,
& Mitchell Ministries Sunday Services
meetings monthly: Northern Exposure Photography Club, Town and Country
Garden Club, Mora Quilting Friends, Kanabec County Artists Assoc.
The one room
Whittier School house is used for
Old Tyme Country School classes each
Center features include:
* Whittier School * Webster
* Coin School * Hiking trail
* Farm machinery
* Picnic tables and covered Picnic area.
*Meeting Rooms available for
* Museum Gift Shop &
*Research Materials including
Newspapers from 1884 to present.
Card Catalog by Name for Obits, Marriage and Birth Announcements
Membership Special BOGO!!
a • New • Gift or • Renewal Membership and get a membership to give a
preserve the roots of Kanabec County
KHC Member Benefits and
friends and family to the Kanabec History Center. Learn more about KHC
membership click on membership in the side bar! or call 320-679-1665
Now raising funds to put a roof over the 1960's Mora Fire Truck.
We need to raise at least $5500 for the roof & Cement slab. If
more funds are raised we hope to also pour a cement slab for the truck
to set on. This project is extremely necessary to preserve the truck
and prevent further weather damage. Already raised for the project,
$1230 from the Kay McCarty memorial fund, $2000 from Dave and Patti
Purdy for a total of $3230. If you would like to donate for this
project you can send you donation to the Kanabec History Center
PO Box 113 Mora MN 55051
THANK YOU THANK YOU!!
Funds have been raised to replace the roof on Coin School, built in 1898!
School, constructed in 1898, operated for over 70 years as a
schoolhouse until its closure in 1970. In 1995, Robert Blase generously
donated the school to the Kanabec County Historical Society, and we
have proudly worked to preserve it ever since.
generous private donations and a matching grant from the McVay
Foundation, we have raised the funds needed to have the Coin School
roof repaired this coming Spring. We thank everyone who worked on
getting donations and bids for this project.
course fundraising for the History Center general fund to pay the day
to day expenses of operating the facility is an ongoing process.
Use GoodSearch for your internet information searches and help raise a
penny for the Kanabec History Center every time you do a search. Shop
GoodShop.com and up to 37% of each purchase will be donated to the Kanabec
History Center. Just go to www.goodsearch.com and enter
History Center as your charity!
|Doug Ohman Returns to the Kanabec History Center With a New 3 Part Program
Canoe Trip on the Mississippi
Part 1 Sunday April 13 @ 2 PM
Part 2: Sun. May 4, Part 3: Sun. June 8
All of the programs begin at 2 PM.
The programs are free will donations to benefit the Kanabec History
Center, coffee and refreshments will be served at each program.
Suggested donation is $4 to $5.
Take a journey down the Mississippi River in Minnesota. The river flows
along for nearly 700 miles, touching many villages, towns and cities on
its route from Lake Itasca to the Iowa border.
Doug has split his journey into 3 parts, He will present "Journey Down the River-Part 1," on
Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 2 PM.
In this first Mississippi River program, Ohman will highlight the many
points of interest in the river's upper reaches. This journey will take
you from northern Minnesota to the Twin Cities.
Ohman has explored much of the river's history, culture and beauty
through his photography and personal stories. Enjoy America's
best-loved river from the front (bow) seat of a canoe.
Doug Ohman has published numerous books of his photography. They
include "Barns of Minnesota," "Schools of Minnesota," "Prairie, Lake,
Forest: Minnesota's State Parks," "Cabins of Minnesota," "Churches of
Minnesota," "Courthouses of Minnesota" and "Libraries of Minnesota."
The entire Minnesota series of books are available along with some of
Doug Ohman's series of note cards in the Kanabec History Center
gift shop. Doug will also have items available for purchase at the
NEW EXHIBITS OPENING THIS MAY
During the Museum Day Open House
Sat. May 31, 2014 Noon to 4 PM Free Admission.
The Caboose Opens New Exhibit
We are working on an exhibit for inside the 1950’s caboose with photos
and text about the timeline and history of the railroad in Kanabec
County. How the railroad influenced development of the various
communities and in some cases their demise. There will be photos and
text along with some information about the history of the caboose
In the Exhibit Hall A New Exhibit Looks at the History of Our Buildings “If They Could Talk”
In this exhibit we are looking back in history from the perspective of
a few of our oldest buildings. When they were built, who built them,
what businesses have they housed over the years. A number of our
current businesses are in buildings whose history goes back 100 years
or more. We will tell their stories with photos and text, included in
the exhibit will be the buildings we have featured in our newsletter,
Zimmerman’s, The Williams Block and The Zetterberg Building (See
article in the last issue of the KHC newsletter).
Museum Day Open House Will Include Food & Fun
Along with the new exhibit openings on Sat. May 31, 2014, the Kanabec
History Center will have food in the main building with hot dogs
and chips. The out door oven will be fired up for baking demonstrations
and samples. This year we will feature games for kids and a scavenger
hunt. There will also be horse shoe toss for the adults. This will also
be the first day in the season for all of the out door buildings to be
open. Look for more details about Museum Day in our next Newsletter the
beginning of May.
Old Tyme Country School
Needs a New School Marm
The History Center is looking for a new teacher for this coming Old
Tyme Country School program. Qualified candidates will have had
teaching experience (teaching lic. not necessary), enjoy working with
children and creating an era appropriate curriculum. The main purpose
of the program for the students is a living history experience and of
course to have fun. If you are interested in teaching Old Tyme Country
School contact the History Center.
A total of 89 students attended last seasons 3
one-week sessions of Old Tyme Country School. The sessions take place
on the Kanabec History Center grounds in the one room Whittier School
House. Each one week session of country school has students first grade
through eighth grade. The Old Tyme Country School teacher leads the
children in lessons and games from the early 1900’s. Students come to
class dressed in costumes and bring a lunch bucket or basket. On each
Friday family and friends are invited to a program followed by an ice
cream social and lemonade. Students bring cookies to share during the
ice cream social.
If you are interested please send a resume and cover
letter to the Kanabec History Center PO Box 113, Mora MN 55051.
Although it is not a requirement prior knowledge of the History Center
is a plus.
Presentation and Book Signing by Minnesota Author RHONDA FOCHS
Sun. June 22 @ 2:30 PM
Journey to the past and visit nearly 150
northern Minnesota lost towns. Read what created them, how they grew
and prospered, why they died, where they are located and what you’ll
see there today. Learn the stages of a “boom and bust” cycle and how
lost towns are classified according to their physical remnants. View
the comparative “then and now” photo display of some of the
historical townsites. Meet “Minnesota’s Lost Towns” author and
former history teacher Rhonda Fochs and hear the stories and tales of
the people and places of Minnesota’s past. Feel free to bring memories
and stories of your own places of the past to share. There is no charge
for the event and books will be available at a discounted price for
|Up dated 4-5-2014|
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