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Memorial Day

The museum will not be open on Memorial Day due to roadwork in Long Lake. We are open during normal Saturday hours.



In Memoriam Tom Turnham

1925 - 2017

Tom in Army 1943, Betty and Tom wedding, Tom Turnham

Tom in Army 1943, Wedding of Betty and Tom, Tom Turnham




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Open Saturdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Museum in winter


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.


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



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