April 27, 2018: GRAND RE-OPENING OF THE LAKE SUPERIOR OJIBWE GALLERY
April 24, 2018: 96th Annual Meeting of the Members of the Society - Includes the Board of Governors Election and a Gala Reception
The Promise, The Promise Kept, The Promise Realized, The Promise Renewed: The History of the Erie Mining Company Traveling Exhibit
Free Antique Appraisals - the 3rd Wednesday of the month: January - November
St. Louis County Historical Society launched Adopt an Object campaign. For details, visit https://www.thehistorypeople.org/.
Adopt an Object Campaign: Large Ghost Sailboat Moving Towards Rocks, c. 1891, by Peter Lund (how it should look after restoration)
Adopt an Object Campaign: Hunter and Hounds at Rest, Peter Lund (before restoration)
Traveling Exhibits Preview at Depot (Roleff’s Sawmill pictured): traveling exhibits are available for loan at 218.733.7586.
The Society announces two openings on its Board of Governors and two openings on its VMHAC. Call 218.733.7586.
SLCHS Exec. Director JoAnne Coombe re-elected to the board of the Historic Union Depot Corporation for the year 2018.
The 2017 Mike Colalillo Medal of Honor Scholarship was awarded to Antonio Michael Davis.
13th Annual Veterans Remembrance Dinner was Dec. 7. Hans Wronka presented “Finding Loren: Preserving the Legacy of 1st Lt. Loren E. Hintz.”
SLCHS, 1854 Treaty Authority and Historic Union Depot Corporation hosted Native American Heritage Day on Nov. 25.
The exhibit Why Treaties Matter was on display November 21-27.
St. Louis County Historical Society participated in Give to the Max Day on Nov 16, 2017: https://givemn.org/organization/St-Louis-County.
November 16, 2017: "Basic Genealogy: How to Create a Working Binder" - workshop by Kathleen Cargill
2017 Veterans Day March observed on 11/10/17
The Depot celebrated 125 years on November 8, 2017.
October 19, 2017: “Vera: A Gripping True Story of Amazing Perseverance and Love” by Michael Socha, Jr.
During WWII, at age 16, Vera Socha was forced to leave her family in the Southern Ukraine and work in Germany under dire conditions.
Families in Flight: The Journey of Slovenian Children to Minnesota after World War II with Joe Valencic and the Singing Slovenes
On September 21, 2017, Susan Utech explained “The History of the Domestic Violence Movement in Duluth.”
On August 17, 2017, Chad W. Scott explored the "Historical Development of Duluth's Waterfront Structures."
On July 20, 2017, Brian McMahon discussed “Ford Motor Company’s Involvement in Duluth and the Iron Range.”
A genealogy workshop was held on Thursday, July 13. Kathleen Cargill was the workshop leader.
On June 15, Chad Lewis shared “Bizarre Burial Beliefs and Traditions - Nothing is as Strange as Death."
On May 18, Charles Bruns lectured on “The Old Copper Culture & Megaliths on the Laurentian Divide.”
2017 VMH 5K Fun Run/Walk winners with Executive Director JoAnne Coombe: Trent Spry, Calla Johnson and Seth Werner
The Mike Colalillo Medal of Honor Scholarship is awarded annually.
USS Duluth and St. Louis County Historical Society (VMH) fundraiser - commemorative engraved bricks: https://polarengraving.com/USSDULUTH
Learn about the Erie Mining History Project at https://www.facebook.com/eriemininghistory/. Photo courtesy Erie Mining History Project.
"Once upon a Ballet" exhibit features items from Minnesota Ballet productions of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty & 1997-2008 The Nutcracker.
David Wheat Statue on 2nd floor at Duluth International Airport
Joe Gomer statue on 2nd Floor at Duluth International Airport
Woolson was the last surviving Civil War soldier, who was a citizen of Duluth for much of the later part of his life after serving in the Union Army.
Panel exhibit in honor of Albert Woolson, the last surviving veteran of the Union Army is at the Duluth International Airport.
The Ojibwe Gallery features the work of internationally recognized 19th century painter Eastman Johnson.
The USS Duluth's silver is now on display in the Generations of Service exhibit.
"Generations of Service" exhibited in the Society's Veterans' Memorial Hall Museum
A selection of pieces from the Old Country Memories collection are currently on display at the Depot.
Experience this children’s Finnish themed interactive exhibit, Explore Eli’s Farm.
Crossroads of a Continent - reinstalled on the second floor of the Depot (also know as the mezzanine)
J. C. Ryan Forest History Room
Dale Lyons loaned four original paintings for exhibit within the J. C. Ryan Forest History Gallery.
The Melheim Collection - Fesler Gallery
“Little Women,” a sampling of wood carved pieces from the Joseph Priley Collection, is on display in the Fesler Gallery.
Immigrant Waiting Room
Depot Square Exhibit
A County Built on Iron - Society publication
Invincible: History of the Duluth Boat Club - Society publication
"History in a Pint" speaker series (part of our VMH program)
The Albert J. Amatuzio Research Center is the VMH archives. Submit your story at http://www.vets-hall.org/stories/.
Veterans Memorial Hall logo, program of St. Louis County Historical Society: Visit our VMH website at www.vets-hall.org.
St. Louis County Historical Society logo: Visit www.thehistorypeople.org to learn more about SLCHS.