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Welcome! May 13, 2011

May 13, 2011 by Hubbard County Historical Museum Director

Welcome to a blog about the Historical Museum in Hubbard County Minnesota.  We are located at 301 Court Avenue  in Park Rapids, Minnesota.

We are open Tuesdays through Saturdays from May 3, 2011 to September 30, 2011 from the hours of 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  We are closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Welcome one and all, there is no admission charge but we do appreciate donations.

Stop by and say Hi! :)

The Museum Director


  1. I look forward to reading future posts. Glad you started this one.

  2. Gravy says:

    Connie, I love what you write and want to tell you that you are the perfect person for this position! Great ideas!


  3. Kathy Schmidt says:

    Good idea. Hopefully it can inspire more history buffs and sharing of local information.

  4. Bernadette says:

    Good Evening, I ejoyed looking at all the old photos of Hubbard and the Park Rapids area.
    I have a question: Many years ago I thing probably in the 50-60’s my grandmother Rena Flanagan gave two items to the Historical Museum, one was a woven baby basket and the other was a papermache’ toy elephant, both these items were my Grandfather Stephen Flanagan, when he was a baby. I plan on being in the area next summer and thought it would be wonderful to stop by and show my grandkids something of their past. Please tell me you have them and that they are available for viewing? I live in San Antonio TX and am looking forward to coming ‘home’ :)

    Bernadette Spencer Lipkin

  5. Hi Bernadette, I found a record of a donation from Stephen Flanagan from Menahga. It consisted of a Woven Baby Basket and a Lap Desk. I have located the Baby Basket, it is in the Pioneer Room. I have not located the Lap Desk yet..I am still looking:)

  6. Delbert G. Smith says:

    Concerning that picture of the white wooden school house you published. There were two between Park Rapids and Osage. This looks like the one that was on the next property west of the Wm Colgrove farm. I’ll check around to be sure. There’s a house on that property today.
    Some of the students there, were, McCarren, Smith, Loucks, Condit, Braden, Cook. Herb, Harold, and Ray Prichards kids.
    This building had a huge wood burner in the back, so during the winter, I was hired to build fire, and preheat the school, before teacher arrived. I believe that I only missed one morning. She never filed a complaint.
    Teachers were, Deloros McCarron, Mrs Himark, Hermany Schmider

  7. Delbert G. Smith says:

    If you’d like, send me your phone number, and I’ll call you.

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