Clearwater County History Center to reopen March 15
After several months of being closed to build new exhibits, the Clearwater County History Center in Shevlin will resume its regular museum hours on Tuesday, March 15.
SHEVLIN — After several months of being closed to build new exhibits, the Clearwater County History Center in Shevlin will resume its regular museum hours on Tuesday, March 15.
There are several new exhibits to view in the main museum gallery.
“Let’s Play: Celebrating Toys and Fun” is an exhibit about more than 100 years of toys and games — from dolls to Star Wars action figures, from slingshots to radio-controlled cars, a release said.
“Commemorating the Leonard Centennial” is an exhibit that looks at the village over its past 100 years, formally incorporated in 1922.
“Capturing the Past” is an exhibit about photographers in Clearwater County including Carl Skog and A.L. Synnes as well as photographers active today. The exhibit includes recent photos on loan from the area Photo Club.
This exhibit will change over the year as new photos are brought in and others are returned to their owners. Cameras, tin types and glass negatives are also part of the exhibit, the release said.
A fourth exhibit acknowledges 100 years since the Capper Volstead Act was passed that gave cooperatives producing agricultural products certain exemptions from antitrust laws. The exhibit looks at the many cooperatives in Clearwater County over the years.
The History Center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and by appointment. It will also be open from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 27.
Admission is free, however, donations are encouraged. The History Center is located at 264 First St. W in Shevlin.