Morrison County Historical Society intern creates virtual firearms exhibit
LITTLE FALLS — The Morrison County Historical Society announced a greater expansion of their virtual exhibits through the addition of a new online exhibit featuring six rarely displayed firearms donated to the Weyerhaeuser Museum.
This exhibit was created by Raymond Mulvey, an intern as part of the newly created Writing Intern program.
This virtual exhibit features historic firearms that were once used by some of the people of the Little Falls area. These firearms include antique black-powder rifles, crafted by pioneers of Minnesota, as well as Imperial Japanese rifles used during World War II, brought here from halfway across the world.
Mulvey, a graduating senior of St. John’s University, researched each piece of the collection and did the accompanying writing.
"We were thrilled that an English major was interested in doing a writing internship with us," Mary Warner, executive director of the historical society, stated in a news release. "There are infinite possibilities for topics that students can write about within our collections. Ray gave us a new perspective on some of those topics, including these firearms, through his work."
In addition to this virtual exhibit, Mulvey also wrote a number of articles for the historical society detailing various local historical events, retelling them in a modern context and helping to uncover the details of some of these important stories, the news release stated.
The virtual firearms exhibit can be found at morrisoncountyhistory.org .
For more information on this exhibit, contact the historical society at 320-632-4007.