The Free Press, Mankato, MN

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February 11, 2013

Grant helping to preserve Waseca County history



With about 500 Waseca County Historical Society members in 40 states, the society also wants to integrate a digital presence into the project.

Members have the ability to search online through the Waseca County Historical Society’s entire collection, and it’s that capability that may make people wonder how important it is these days to spend money on story panels and physical displays.

“But coming in and standing next to an article that is 200 years old or older — a remnant of the Civil War, or an actual poster that was posted somewhere ... the community impact is huge,” Morris said. “I want our community to learn about these things and use them when asked about where they’re from.”

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