The West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC) was established in 1971 under funding provided by the Minnesota Historical Society and contains materials from the greater west central Minnesota region. Counties represented in the collection include: Big Stone, Chippewa, Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens, Swift, and Traverse. Materials include oral histories, business and cooperative records, personal papers, rural school records, and government and institutional documents. Print collections are available at the Rodney A. Briggs Library in the Archives & Special Collections.
This locally written original play tells the life story of General Barrett, local historical figure. Meet the fascinating man who hosted the original Old Settlers Reunion, surveyed much of our area, led the last battle of the Civil War, and contributed much to our local history and culture. The story is told through multiple scenes and flashbacks as the General reflects on his life and relationships through shared memories reenacted on stage with live music and settings.