The LqP Historical Society is seeking bids for Compact Storage Shelving for the LqP Museum. For a copy of the RFP conact Barb Redepenning at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 320-598-7678 by September 20, 2013.
New Lighting System
The Lac qui Parle County Museum recently received a grant for over $79,000 to replace the outdated lighting system in the display areas. Read about it here.
Museum Receives Grant
The Lac qui Parle County Museum recently received an $800 grant from the Dawson Community Foundation for our Military Stories Project. The grant money is being used to purchase acid-free page-protectors and binders for the hundreds of military stories that are being collected. Donna Anderson is in charge of our Military Stories Project and is in the process of collecting and typing the military stories of service men and women are connected to Lac qui Parle County. So far she has typed over 500 World War II stories from these veterans. These stories include the Mexican American Conflict, the Civil War, World War I and II, the Korean Conflict, Vietnam, Iraq and others. She is also covering stories of those who served our county in peace time. All of the stories will be saved in acid-free page-protectors in archival-safe binders.
If you are a veteran, or know of a veteran who has a story, please contact Donna at the Museum and she will add it to our collection. Every military story is important to us. We want to honor all the men and women with connections to Lac qui Parle County who have served our County in peace time and in war.
New and Renewed Displays
The museum has several new exhibits this spring, includng
- Exhibit in honor of Governor Christianson, Lac qui Parle native, including dresses worn by his First Lady while he was in office.
- Exhibit in honor of our county law enforcement officers and employees, including information on bank robberies that took place in Dawson, Marietta and Madison.
Also some changes have been made to existing exhibits, including a new and better location for Ethel Melum’s doll collection, and a new area for the General Store exhibit.
2011 Spring Open House Sunday May 20
The Lac qui Parle County Museum’s Spring Open house is set for Sunday, May 20 at 1:30 p.m. The program will feature Ken Halvorson’s books about his grandparents and uncles, “The Bonrud Gang” of the 1930′s. More information here.
2011 Annual Photo Contest
This year enter your recent photos taken in Lac qui Parle County; we are looking for photos that depict what a great county we live in. First prize $50.00 savings bond. Deadline Friday, August 31. Winning photos will be displayed at fair time.