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The Aitkin County Historical Society has been compiling history on churches, schools, and riverboats in the county for a four volume set of books. Their first book, "Barns of Aitkin County, Minnesota" has been published and is now for sale at our Depot Museum, the McGrath Historical Society, and The McGregor Historical Society.
This book is a self guided photographic collection of yesteryear’s structures with some owners submitting an excerpt on their barn. Click the photo for description, price, and contact information.
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Our Annual Meeting and dinner took place at the 40 Club Restaurant and bar in Aitkin on Wednesday January 22nd. Two new members - Alan Ladd Hakes and Joel Hyytinen - were elected to serve on our Board of Directors, replacing Pat Williams and Jon Jacobson. We were served a ham buffet dinner. After dinner Greg Leach, our Administrator, talked about what has been accomplished during the past five years, where we sit today, and future goals to be accomplished. Click here for a list of Board of Directors members.
It doesn't feel like spring will ever get here, does it? Click here to read the latest newsletter, which includes a recap of accomplishments for 2013.
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?
Did you know that ACHS has started work on a book about Aitkin County schools (similar to the Barns of Aitkin County book just published)? If you have photos of any of the old country schoolhouse buildings, please let us know - we would love to see them. Here is a 1907 photo of school teacher Martha Hanson in front of the Rice River School. Click on the photo for a larger image.
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.