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Becker County Museum

July 18, 2018
Next up..... Robotics: Summer camps at the museum are a popular new addition
July 18, 2018 - 7:29am
June 28, 2018
Grand Park Township, which no longer exists (and much of which now lies within Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge), had just one country school district, District No. 95. Photo courtesy Becker County Museum
A brief history of Becker County country schools
June 28, 2018 - 2:50pm
Portraying one of Eksjo Lutheran Church's founding members, Daniel Danielson, Bruce Nelson (at right) spoke with a group attending Sunday's cemetery walk. The event was co-hosted by the Becker County Museum in conjunction with the church's Midsummer Festival. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
Stepping back into Eksjo's past
June 28, 2018 - 10:20am
June 15, 2018
The congregation of Eksjo Lutheran Church in rural Lake Park will be hosting its annual Midsummer Festival in conjunction with the Becker County Museum's Eksjo Cemetery Walk, set for Sunday, June 24 at 12 p.m. (Photo courtesy of Tammy Odegaard/Lakes Country Connection)
Eksjo church, county museum to co-host cemetery walk: Event to be part of Lake Park church’s Midsummer Festival, June 24
June 15, 2018 - 1:45pm
June 5, 2018
The Becker County Museum will be hosting a series of summer day camps for kids between the ages of 7-14 this summer. A Summer Art Camp at the Museum is planned for July 10-12, and will include working with ceramics, glass, string art and mixed media (as shown above). (Submitted photo)
Summer camp... at the museum? County museum to host kids’ day camps in June, July and August
June 5, 2018 - 9:19pm
June 1, 2018
Caulked boots like these were worn by “River Rats” for their traction while climbing on floating logs during log drives. This pair is now part of a permanent display on logging at the Becker County History Museum
These boots were made for logging
June 1, 2018 - 10:05am
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