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Becker County Museum

February 15, 2019
Chocolate treats of every description were laid out around the Becker County Museum late Thursday afternoon for the museum's first-ever Chocolate Fantasy fundaiser. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
A Chocolate Fantasy: Museum fundraiser was a hit with Polar Fest-ers
February 15, 2019 - 12:13pm
February 13, 2019
This photo of Julia Warren Spears is part of the Becker County Museum's collection.
Another of Becker County's pioneering women: Julia Warren Spears
February 13, 2019 - 4:05pm
February 11, 2019
Electric power poles with street lights on them were added to Detroit Lakes' Washington Avenue in 1913. (Photo courtesy of Becker County Museum)
Electric lights have adorned Detroit Lakes' Washington Avenue for more than a century
February 11, 2019 - 3:22pm
February 10, 2019
This 1895 photo from the Becker County Museum shows a large snow pile located in front of the McCarthy Building and the Detroit Post Office on Washington Avenue.
The winter of 1895 saw heavy snowfall in Detroit Lakes
February 10, 2019 - 5:49pm
February 8, 2019
This structure, known as the Irish Block, once stood approximately where La Barista is now, at the corner of Holmes and Washington in downtown Detroit Lakes. (Photo courtesy of Becker County Museum)
Downtown Detroit Lakes once had a bit o'Irish in it
February 8, 2019 - 2:26pm
February 6, 2019
This 1892 image from the Becker County Museum's files shows Detroit Lakes — or the village of Detroit, as it was then known — as it appeared from atop the Hotel Minnesota, looking westward.
Through the looking glass: Detroit Lakes, circa 1892
February 6, 2019 - 11:56am
February 5, 2019
This photo of 'The Clubhouse' can be found in the archives of the Becker County Museum's research library.
The Club House on the shore
February 5, 2019 - 3:16pm
February 3, 2019
This mouthwatering image is a sneak peek at the two sizes of "Chocolate Fantasy" trays that can be delivered, picked up curbside or hand-selected during a special fundraising event set for Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Becker County Museum. (Submitted photo)
A Chocolate Fantasy, Sweetheart Grams and more coming to Becker County Museum this month
February 3, 2019 - 8:00am
January 31, 2019
Members of the Lady Shriners Club posed for this photo on the shore of Detroit Lake in 1899. (Photo courtesy of Becker County Museum)
The Lady Shriners Club
January 31, 2019 - 4:27pm
January 30, 2019
This self-propelled ice cutter was one of many creative ways that local ice harvesters found to speed up the harvesting process. (Photo courtesy of Becker County Museum)
Ice harvesting inspired creativity
January 30, 2019 - 12:35pm
January 28, 2019
This image from the pre-paved road days of Richwood Village has been preserved, in postcard form, in the archives of the Becker County Museum.
Village of Richwood was organized in 1871
January 28, 2019 - 9:48am
January 27, 2019
This street scene from downtown Detroit Lakes was once used as a postcard. Though the streets are now paved and the storefronts look a bit different, the similarities to today's downtown can still be seen in this Becker County Museum photo.
City of Detroit Lakes to celebrate sesquicentennial in 2021
January 27, 2019 - 3:30pm
January 24, 2019
The Hotel Minnesota as it appeared when it was first built in the 1880s. (Photo courtesy of Becker County Museum)
Hotel Minnesota was considered one of the region's finest lodging establishments
January 24, 2019 - 2:05pm
January 22, 2019
Some local members of the Surgical Dressings Committee took a few moments away from their work to pose for this photo on May 1, 1918.  (Photo courtesy of Becker County Museum)
Handled with care: Women of Surgical Dressings Committee aided mightily in caring for the wounded during WW I
January 22, 2019 - 11:13am
Some local members of the Surgical Dressings Committee took a few moments away from their work to pose for this photo on May 1, 1918.  (Photo courtesy of Becker County Museum)
Handled with care: Women of Surgical Dressings Committee aided mightily in caring for the wounded during WW I
January 22, 2019 - 11:13am