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Lorraine Weatherhead, a long-time volunteer for the History Museum of East Otter Tail County, demonstrates how to use the museum’s Microfilm reader. Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS

Chasing our tales: Museum and its volunteers preserve Perham area’s stories

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Editor’s note: This is the first in a new series of stories spotlighting some of the lesser-known or often oveshadowed people, groups and places in Perham.


Tucked away on First Avenue North in Perham is a structure built in 1887.

Its facade consists of stones that were hand-picked by farmers from their fields.

This building was once an Episcopal church, and then a library. Currently, this historic location is home to the History Museum of East Otter Tail County.

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