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Becker County Museum

December 6, 2017
Cliff Oftelie's collection of historical Christmas postcards show familiar holiday scenes and scenarios while also revealing some lesser-known myths of the past. Santa Claus, for example, didn't always wear the red and white suit he's now famous for; at other times and places in history, he's been depicted in long robes of red, blue or green. Marie Johnson / Tribune
Holly jolly history: From nostalgic Christmas postcards to hymns in native languages, Becker County Museum hosts new seasonal displays
December 6, 2017 - 4:55pm
December 5, 2017
Copies of the new commemorative book, "Winter Harvest" by Pippi Mayfield, will be available at the Becker County Museum starting this Saturday, Dec. 9. (Submitted photo)
'Winter Harvest' is in: New commemorative book on ice harvesting to be launched Saturday at BC Museum
December 5, 2017 - 5:00pm
November 1, 2017
Dick Kimmel, who will be the featured performer at a 7 p.m. concert this Friday, Oct. 27 at the Becker County Museum, has been inducted into three music halls of fame, including the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame. (Meagan Pittelko/Tribune)
'History of Bluegrass'... and much, much more set for Becker County Museum this fall
November 1, 2017 - 9:28am
October 11, 2017
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
October 11, 2017 - 10:13am
October 5, 2017
Exploring history's darker side: Becker County Museum to host 'After Dark' event this Friday
October 5, 2017 - 1:00pm
September 29, 2017
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Roof leak at county museum causes 'significant damage'
September 29, 2017 - 3:24pm
September 20, 2017
The Becker County Historical Society and Museum is celebrating National Museum Day Saturday with free admission available with a printed coupon. (File photo)
Saturday is National Museum Day: Museum-goers invited to 'Show My Collection'
September 20, 2017 - 8:03pm
September 6, 2017
Night at the Museum--the sequel: Becker County Museum to host 'dads & daughters' event this Friday
September 6, 2017 - 8:00am
August 19, 2017
Becker County Museum Programs Director Emily Buermann, left, and White Earth Tribal Council District 3 Representative Eugene "Umsy" Tibbetts display the White Earth Reservation flag which Tibbetts recently donated to the museum to become part of its permanent collection of county, state and federal flags. (Submitted photo)
White Earth Reservation flag added to county museum's permanent collection
August 19, 2017 - 2:08pm
August 17, 2017
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Becker County Museum to host eclipse-themed Family Day on Saturday
August 17, 2017 - 10:00am
August 14, 2017
The picturesque cemetery at Eksjo Lutheran Church in rural Lake Park will be the setting for the Becker County Museum's second Cemetery Walk, set for Sunday, Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. (Photo courtesy of Tammy Odegaard/Lakes Country Connection)
Calling all local actors!
August 14, 2017 - 10:28am
June 25, 2017
The Detroit Lakes Tribune's own editorial columnist, Lynn Hummel, gave a memorable portrayal of Elon Galusha "E.G." Holmes during Tuesday night's inaugural Cemetery Walk, hosted by the Becker County Museum at Oak Grove Cemetery. (Vicki Gerdes/Tribune)
A storied past: Oak Grove Cemetery Walk deemed a huge success
June 25, 2017 - 8:00am
June 7, 2017
In this Jan. 17, 1962 photo from the Becker County Historical Society & Museum, Fargo-Detroit Ice Works employees are seen guiding floats of ice cakes onto a tramway, which was used to carry the ice from the lake into boxcars for shipping, or into storage icehouses. (Submitted photo)
Commemorating a cool piece of local history: County museum seeking ice harvesting stories for inclusion in new book
June 7, 2017 - 11:13am
May 10, 2017
Brothers Lewis J. and Gustav J. Norby, who founded Norby's Department Store together back in the early 1900s, are both buried at Oak Grove Cemetery.
 (Meagan Pittelko/Tribune)
Will the dead rise again?: Museum seeks volunteers to 'bring to life' historic figures for cemetery walk
May 10, 2017 - 7:49pm
April 12, 2017
I 'Art' DL: Detroit Lakes' first-ever art crawl set for April 20-22
April 12, 2017 - 9:00am