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Becker County Museum

October 19, 2018
Available in the Becker County Museum's gift shop, this book, "Around a Minnesota Campfire," speaks of spooky tales told at Minnesota state and county parks. (Submitted Image)
Murders and monsters: a look at the darker side of Becker County's history
October 19, 2018 - 5:02pm
October 15, 2018
These are a few examples of the Pumpkin Crafts that will be available for kids to try during a special Kids' Crafts at the Museum event planned for this Thursday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside the Becker County Museum in Detroit Lakes. (Submitted photo)
October at the museum: Flashlight tours, pumpkin crafts, book signings and more set for Oct. 18-20
October 15, 2018 - 3:49pm
September 19, 2018
This is the Historic Holmes Theatre's main stage as it appeared on Tuesday, Sept. 18, as staff was getting prepared for its new season. (Note: the Christmas tree is part of an upcoming theatrical production.) 
Paula Quam / Tribune
The show always goes on: A look into the past of Detroit Lakes’ award-winning, historic Holmes Theatre
September 19, 2018 - 1:07pm
September 18, 2018
George L. Becker, the man Becker County was named after. (Photo Courtesy of the Becker County Museum)
How Becker County got its name
September 18, 2018 - 3:33pm
History Column: How Becker County got its name
September 18, 2018 - 12:48pm
August 29, 2018
Kate Johnson, age 11, Cole Rotter, age 9, Grace Johnson, age 8, and Etta Rotter, age 6, set up a lemonade stand on Lake Sallie Drive last Friday, Aug. 24, to raise money for a new Becker County Museum in Detroit Lakes. (Submitted photo)
Local kids host lemonade stand to raise money for new museum
August 29, 2018 - 10:33am
August 24, 2018
Participants in this week's Robotics Camp at the Becker County Museum stand and watch a 3-D printing demonstration as volunteer instructor Kevin Mitchell, center, explains how it works. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
Museum hosts first-ever robotics camp
August 24, 2018 - 12:09pm
August 13, 2018
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Clean Water Legacy Specialist Annette Drewes, right, of Bemidji, explains to a mother-and-son pair of Aqua Chautauqua participants how grains of wild rice must be separated from their husks before they are edible. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
There's something in the water: Thursday’s Aqua Chautauqua at Dunton Locks a big success
August 13, 2018 - 8:41am
August 10, 2018
Susan Herfindahl portrayed her husband's grandmother, Bertina Herfindahl, at Wednesday night's Lake Park Lutheran Cemetery Walk. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
County museum hosts Lake Park Lutheran Cemetery Walk
August 10, 2018 - 2:41pm
July 28, 2018
The University of Minnesota Extension is  combining resources with several local agencies to bring an Aqua Chautauqua Festival to Dunton Locks County Park south of Detroit Lakes on Thursday, Aug. 9. (UMN Extension photo)
An Aqua Chautauqua: Extension, local agencies bringing water-themed festival to Dunton Locks Aug. 9
July 28, 2018 - 7:00pm
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
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