Dugout Canoe Exhibit
Our dugout canoe exhibit began in 2015. A custom mural painted by local artist Malena Handeen graces the wall behind the Chippewa River dugout canoe which is enclosed in a special exhibit case. Please visit www.chippewahistory.org to discover information about the Chippewa River dugout canoe pictured here, and the Minnesota River dugout canoe which is located in the Gippe Cabin at Historic Chippewa City in Montevideo. Our new high tech interpretation of the dugout canoes is now available on a touch screen computer. The Chippewa County Historical Society is the ONLY Historical Society in Minnesota with TWO dugout canoes!
Collective Access, a cloud based collections management system, has been implemented and work is ongoing on getting all our artifacts listed and updated with photos, source and other information about each item. You can check out what we have done so far by going to https://mncollections.org, and scroll down to find Chippewa County Historical Society. We will be making more items viewable as they are updated and entered into the system. You can also take a stroll through other Historical Society and Museum collections!