Exhibitions Past and Present

BPSA is responsible for the content of four (4) glass display cases at Brainerd High School (BHS-1, BHS-2, and so forth), six (6) glass display cases at Washington Educational Services Building (WESB-1, WESB-2, etc.), and exhibit space in the Board Room of the Board of Education (WESB-BD). The exhibit spaces vary in duration of the content exhibited.

Past Exhibits

  1. Stand Alone: A chronicle of the 120 years of BHS football history, ending with artifacts_____ the NFL playing experiencing of Joe Haeg ('11). The exhibit closed in the spring of 2018.

  2.  Chief Bender (Charles Bender) and Bullet Joe (Leslie Bush): Using paintings and metal artwork created by retired BHS art faculty member Maurice Olson, and loaned to BPSA by the Crow Wing County Historical Society for exhibit purposes. This exhibit brought to life the looks, times and ____ of these two Brainerd baseball players in the major leagues in the early 1900's.

    Bullet Joe pitched for the Brainerd Warriors and, among other accomplishments, pitched a major league no hitter. Chief Bender did not attend Washington High School, but was a Brained native and is in the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. The Chief Bender and Bullet Joe exhibit closed in August 2018.

  3. Brainerd Public Schools Faculty Art Exhibit: An exhibition of former and current faculty two and three dimensional art (BHS-2, Media Center Atrium). The exhibit close in November 2018. 

Permanent Exhibits

  1. C. Elmer Anderson ('28): Anderson became Governor of Minnesota in 1951. This exhibit is displayed in part in the WESB Board Room (WESB-SD) and at Brainerd High School (BHS-3, BHS-4, BHS-5).

Current Exhibits

  1.  Winston Churchill on Historical Vision: This exhibit is located at the main entrance of Brainerd High School (BHS-6). There is no scheduled deinstallation.
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