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Research is moving forward on this book. Volunteers have been researching County records, old maps and other records. They are finding the locations of all schools that operated in Aitkin County. Total count of schools so far is 274.
We are looking for photos, post cards, brochures and any other information pertaining to Resorts that were or still are operating in Aitkin County. Information received will be used in a future publication. All information/photos received will be placed in files. If you would like to keep the originals, we can scan them into our system and return them to you. Please help us with this project before the information is lost.
Click here to see a slide show of the model train display installed in the Depot Museum last fall. Do you have any old model trains you would like to add to our collection?
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The Aitkin County Historical Society's Annual Summer Garage Sale was a huge success again this year. Total sales surpassed $9,200. Last year we broke the $8,000 dollar mark for the first time. This year 1,825 people attended our garage sale. Our Annual Garage sale is our largest fundraiser of the year. The Society collects merchandise for this sale all year long. Please do not forget about us when you are moving to a smaller home, buying new furniture or have things that you no longer use - donate those items to the ACHS. It is because of your donations that we continue to have great sales. Help us break the 10,000 dollar mark in 2015. Clean out your garage, storage sheds, barns, basements, closets and junk drawers. Every item donated for our sale helps us reach our goal.
Summer is a busy time at the Historical Society. We are always in need volunteers. Opportunities include:
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The Bain country school was built in 1925. Click on the photo to read more. Thanks to Barb Monnier for contributing this and other photos and write-ups for the upcoming book on Aitkin country schools.
We like to feature a photo from the past here on a regular basis. If you have an old photo to share, we would love to see it.