Our newest exhibit “River Room” is an interpretative site on the Great River Road Mississippi River Tour. It showcases steamboats, early ages, the Dam story of Blandin Paper Company, the Charles Smith Chippewa Indian Legacy, Wild Ricing, Showboat and the current River Walk. The Garland Exhibit tells of Frances Ethel Gumm (Judy Garland) as her family lived in Grand Rapids and managed the local theater. The museum  Itasca Logging, , CCC Camps, Nashwauk-Cooley Model Trains, American Indian Niimi’idiwin, Itasca County Schools, and many more……

2021 New Exhibit “River Room”

The First of Itasca County and Grand Rapids