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MHS Follow-up Grant Workshop at SLCHS

The Minnesota Historical Society’s Grants Office is holding presentations around the state and is scheduled for a follow-up presentation on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at St. Louis County Historical Society located in the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot), 506 West Michigan Street.  The workshop will be held in the Great Hall on the main floor (3rd floor).  These public presentations are to present an overview and information as well as updates about competitive grants available through the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants (MHCH) Program (Legacy Grant Proposal), which is supported by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Participants will learn the following: the purpose of the grants program; basic information on how to apply for a grant; MHCH manual changes as a new version is released at the beginning of each biennium; MHCH application changes for both the standard and structured forms; and be able to ask individual questions about applying for a grant at the end of the presentation. If you have or have not applied for a grant, please join us as there will be general information in the presentation. All are welcome!

Please RSVP to Kathleen Cargill by Friday, August 25, at 218.733.7586 or if you would like to attend this important training session.

2017 Mike Colalillo Medal of Honor Scholarship

Veterans’ Memorial Hall, a program of St. Louis County Historical Society, annually awards a scholarship in memory of Mike Colalillo, who was the last known surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient in the state of Minnesota.

For details about the 2017 $1500 scholarship, go to

To view and print the scholarship application click on HONOR.

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.

To learn more, go to

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.

For additional details, visit us at

For an application, click apply!


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