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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
April 19, 2018 - 12:17pm
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
April 19, 2018 - 12:06pm
April 9, 2018
Detroit Lakes writer David LeCount signed copies of his book, "The Book of David," and answered questions about his work at the Washington Square Mall during last year's Art Crawl kickoff. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
Crawling with creativity: Detroit Lakes' 2nd Annual Art Crawl set for April 19-21
April 9, 2018 - 3:13pm
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
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 9, 2018
Wolf pic:
Old Three Legs outwitted a sheep farmer’s best efforts to capture him by chewing his own leg off to get out of a trap. He went on to cause problems for many more farmers and settlers for years after that, with his tracks spotted around a wide region of central Northwestern Minnesota. Today, he’s on permanent display at the Becker County Museum.  
Marie Johnson / Tribune
'Old Three Legs': The legend of Minnesota's infamous lone wolf
March 9, 2018 - 7:12am
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 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
January 10, 2018
A glimpse at the future...of Becker County's history: Ice harvest exhibit at Pavilion this weekend will offer sneak peak at plans for new museum
January 10, 2018 - 3:00pm
January 3, 2018
Volunteers tested out some equipment Tuesday morning at the site of next week's Ice Harvest on Little Detroit Lake. The site has been marked off with orange fencing, which can be seen in the background. (Submitted photo)
Nice ice, baby: Conditions look good for DL's first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
January 3, 2018 - 12:00pm
December 24, 2017
Can you 'Connect 4' too? There will be a variety of fun board games, puzzles and other family-friendly activities offered at the Becker County Museum during Kids' Week, Dec. 26-30. (Submitted photo)
Kids' Week: Becker County Museum will host family-friendly activities Dec. 27-30
December 24, 2017 - 8:00am
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
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