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The Western Hennepin County Pioneer Association is 107 years old!


The museum took part in Long Lake's Corn Days celebration this year. The Long Lake Fire Department showed off its restored antique fire engine, shown below.

Old firetruck across from museum

Long Lake Fire Department's antique fire engine parked across the street from the Museum.


Ancient Canoe in New Display

Discovery of ancient canoe

Nearly 1,000 Year Old Dugout Canoe
G. A. and Helmer Gunnarson moving canoe. In 1934 the Gunnarson family discovered a dugout canoe as they were extending their dock on North Arm Bay. The canoe was recently dated to 1025 - 1165 A.D. making it the oldest dugout canoe found in Minnesota. It is going on display at the WHCPA Museum in Long Lake, Minnesota. See the full report at the Maritime Heritage Minnesota website. A print of this photo is available here.


Memorial Day Service 2014 Union Cemetery Long Lake

Memorial Day Service 2014 Long Lake, MN

Women's Auxiliary Honor Guard marching to Sailors' Service at Union Cemetery.


New Feature! Search our Index of over 29,000 Family File images!


Now you can search our Index of over 29,000 Family File images. These images have been scanned from our family files and tagged by volunteers so they are computer searchable.

Example Image Index with TAGS



View a video of a local student's investigation into an old historical deed mysteriously found in District 287's files.

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