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April 19, 2018
Family Day at the Becker County Museum, set for this Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to noon, will be focused on "Painting Pots and Planting Seedlings." Participants of all ages can decorate a clay pot, then plant it with seedlings provided by Bergen's Nursery in Detroit Lakes. (Submitted photo)
County museum abloom with events this weekend
19 hours 34 min ago
The District 2 Country School once served the residents of Audubon Township. (Photo courtesy of Becker County Museum)
Commemorating the one-room schoolhouse: Museum seeks stories, photos, info on country schools for upcoming book
19 hours 46 min ago
April 9, 2018
Otter Tail County Township Historian Meeting set for April 10
April 9, 2018 - 3:26pm
April 8, 2018
This cabin was donated to the Becker County Museum in 1963; it represents what life may have been like for pioneering fur traders. The 147-year-old structure had to be disassembled, relocated and reconstructed, log by log, for display at the museum. Marie Johnson / Tribune
Cabin fever: fur trader's log cabin is a beloved longtime exhibit at Becker County Museum
April 8, 2018 - 8:21pm
April 3, 2018
Otter Tail County Township Historian Meeting set for April 10
April 3, 2018 - 10:18am
March 22, 2018
Music, dancing and more coming to lakes area this month
March 22, 2018 - 6:18pm
March 21, 2018
In honor of Women's History Month, three of the lakes area's "leading ladies" — (from left) Sharon Josephson, Mary Beth Gilsdorf and Dixie Johnson — were asked to speak at the Becker County Museum in Detroit Lakes this past Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of Becker County Museum)
Leading ladies of the lakes: Museum launches series focusing on region's female leaders
March 21, 2018 - 1:08pm
March 8, 2018
A $6 million capital campaign is being launched this month to build a new museum that supporters hope to break ground on sometime next year.
History in the making: Proposed $6 million museum to be connected to Historic Holmes Theatre
March 8, 2018 - 6:14am
March 7, 2018
Here's what's coming to lakes area this month
March 7, 2018 - 11:59am
February 11, 2018
Multicolored neon lights lit up the castle from the inside at night. Photo courtesy Becker County Museum
The one that came before: The Detroit Lakes Ice Castle of 27 years ago
February 11, 2018 - 10:00am
February 8, 2018
Bottles of "moonshine" are exhibited on the bar at the Becker County Museum. "The History of Prohibition in Becker County" will be on display at the museum Feb. 15 through the end of April. Marie Johnson / Tribune
A 'dirty' little dry cleaner: Museum's latest exhibit spotlights Becker County's boozing business
February 8, 2018 - 12:42pm
February 4, 2018
Ice palaces, valentines and moonshine...oh my!: Becker County Museum is hopping with activity with month
February 4, 2018 - 11:00am
January 21, 2018
Because the ice harvesters would often work up quite a sweat slinging those 400-pound ice cakes into the railroad cars, they wouldn't feel the cold the way most people do, despite the often subzero temperatures during the harvest. (Photo courtesy of Becker County Museum)
DL's Leonard Thielen--Adam Thielen's grandpa--recounts his days as an ice harvester
January 21, 2018 - 10:00am
January 17, 2018
If all goes as planned, the Becker County Museum will be moving just steps away into a newly constructed building that will attach to The Center. (file photo)
New museum could be addition to community center
January 17, 2018 - 6:00pm
Crews of professionals and volunteers worked diligently side-by-side throughout the day last Friday and Saturday, Jan. 12-13, to complete the fist ice harvest that Detroit Lake had seen in almost 50 years. In all, a little over 1,100 blocks — each weighing about 900 pounds each — were harvested for construction of 'King Isbit's Ice Palace,' which starts today. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
Construction of ice palace to start today: Cold weather causes slight delay, but still on schedule
January 17, 2018 - 4:30pm
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