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Join us on Saturday, December 5, from 10:00 to 2:00 as we open our Depot Museum for the annual Cookie Walk and raffle drawing fundraiser. Our special Christmas displays created by member and volunteer Jo White are always a treat.
Click here to read this fall's ACHS newsletter.
The new research room was dedicated on October 7 at the Depot Museium, honoring long-time volunteers Everett and Shirley Davies. A proclamation so noting was signed by Aitkin Mayor Gary Tibbetts, Aitkin County Commissioner Mark Wedel, and ACHS President Darlene Maciej. The room features newspapers on microfilm, genealogy information, obituaries, information on churches, schools and organizationa, and high school yearbooks. A computer is available to access Ancestry.com, and we have a TV for viewing interviews with residents giving theiwho gave their recollections of Aitkin County history (note: these interviews are also transcribed and available here.
Click the photo for a slide show.
We are pleased to announce that the 1916 Aitkin County Plat Book has its own page now, with individual township maps in detail. Take a look here. You can also get to this page from the main menu Archives above. More improvements to the page are in progress. We have also updated the Townships page with links to their 1916 maps.
Much work has gone into a wonderful resource of information about Aitkin County historical sites. Click here to read about them all. Print it, get out your GPS and go take a look! Coming soon: a map to help you find these locations.
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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?