Itasca County Historical Society
The River Room: is an exhibition which takes visitors on a multi-sensory tour of life along the mighty Mississippi River in Itasca County. People have been inhabiting this region of north-eastern Minnesota for nearly ten thousand years since the last of the great glaciers that once dominated the landscape retreated. The lives of the earliest indigenous people who subsisted on the banks of the river, as well as the lives of the people today, have been inextricably linked with the power and beauty of the Mississippi River and its natural resources.
The River Room explores the stories of natural geologic wonders that were shaped by the flow of the Mississippi and how human heritage developed in and around its shores.