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

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.

Antique Car Club Gathering at Museum

Rick Ross working on Model T

"I think the spark advance connects to the whatzit?" Rick Ross working on his Model T at Stubbs Bay about 1912.
Antique car club meeting to be held at WHCPA. I'm sure Mr. Ross could get his questions answered then!

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

2012 Annual Meeting

2012 Annual Meeting

Author presenting a book on R. C. Moore to the museum collection at the annual meeting.

The Western Hennepin County Pioneer Association is 106 years old!

This year's annual meeting was held on August 17th, 2013, lunch at 12:00 noon, at the Calvin Presbyterian Church, 177 Glendale Drive in Long Lake, MN, map. After the business meeting, attendees will discussed stories about their fathers. What was your father's work? What was the best advice that he gave to you?

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