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Genealogy Workshop

The St. Louis County Historical Society is hosting a workshop entitled Basic Genealogy:  How to Create a Working Binder on Thursday, July 13, from 9:30 AM to noon in the Ruth Maney Room on the ground floor of the Depot. 

Seating is limited, so please contact the Society at 733.7586 to reserve a place!


Antique Appraisal

Bring your antique/collectible item to the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot) for a free appraisal on Wednesday, July 19, 2017!  The St. Louis County Historical Society has arranged for Dan Sershon of Northland Estate Services and Denny Mager of Northern Specialty, both experts in antique appraisal, to be at your service from noon until 3 PM in the rotundaPlease arrive no later than 2:30 PM to register in person.

Lunch with the History People

Thursday, July 20, 2017, from noon – 1 PM

Brian McMahon will discuss “Ford Motor Company’s Involvement in Duluth and the Iron Range.”

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James Joseph Hubert - Reinterment

Saturday, July 15 at 11 AM - 1 PM

Calvary Cemetery
4820 Howard Gnesen Rd
Duluth, Minnesota

Per the
Duluth News Tribune: "For more information please contact Dougherty Funeral Home in Duluth, (218) 727-3555, Jay Hagen at, or Lou Schindler at"

To read about his story, visit the Duluth News Tribune at

Eastman Johnson’s Lake Superior Indians

The St. Louis County Historical Society - located in downtown Duluth - has a publication for sale that may be of interest to teachers or students of history, American Indian studies, anthropology or American Indian art.  Patricia Condon Johnston’s book Eastman Johnson’s Lake Superior Indians is now available for sale for ($10 tax included; cash or check only) in the Society’s offices located in the historic Depot.


Eastman Johnson was the most celebrated American genre painter of his era, especially for his sensitive paintings of country life.  Less well-know is this series of paintings and drawings made earlier in his career of the native Ojibwe at Lake Superior.  This book depicts his paintings, which are part of a permanent collection at the St. Louis County Historical Society.


Additionally, Patricia Condon has written frequently about her native Minnesota and authored Stillwater, Minnesota’s Birthplace, based on the John Runk collection of historic photographs.

Please contact Kathleen Cargill, 733.7586, if you would like to reserve a copy of Lake Superior Indians for pick up. 



In a partnership with the St. Louis County Historical Society - Veterans Memorial Hall, the USS Duluth Crewmembers Association is pleased to offer commemorative engraved bricks for purchase.

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Volunteer Gallery Attendants Needed

The St. Louis County Historical Society is seeking volunteer gallery attendants for its Lake Superior Ojibwe Gallery.


Training will be provided.  We seek volunteers for all days.

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