Events at the St. Louis County Historical Society
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“Paranormal Night at the Depot” (St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center)

April 2, 2015 – 7:45 p.m.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to investigate an alleged haunted building with a paranormal group?  On the evening of April 2, 2015 the St. Louis County Historical Society, in cooperation with the Historic Union Corporation, will present a special “Paranormal Night at the Depot.”  The Minnesota Paranormal Study Group (MNPSG) will be on hand to guide visitors investigating paranormal events in the Depot.  Tickets are $45 and the experience is limited to 50 participants, so reserve your tickets early, by calling 218-733-7500.    

The night will begin at 7:45 p.m. and end at 11:15 p.m.  During the evening, smaller groups will investigate the major “hot spots” of paranormal activity in the Depot. There will be an intermission period with a cash bar for guests to partake in liquid spirits while tour guides share personal stories about spirits they have encountered.

Here is a brief summary provided by the Minnesota Paranormal Study Group about their purpose and activities:

 “The Minnesota Paranormal Study Group (MNPSG) is a not-for-profit organization that researches claims of the ghosts and haunting activity in Minnesota. Much like our TAPS counterpart, we want to try to debunk the claims of a haunting.  If we do discover a place to be haunted, we offer consultation and our services to help those in need to understand and reach a livable situation with the occurrences.  The team consists of normal people who lead normal lives but have a strong interest in the field of paranormal research. Our group members come from all walks of life, backgrounds, and occupations.”

“Paranormal Night at the Depot” is produced by the St. Louis County Historical Society in cooperation with the Historic Union Depot Corporation.  This event is not intended for children. 

For questions or more information, contact Alex Helland, St. Louis County Historical Society at 218-733-7500;

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Antique Appraisal


Bring your antique/collectible item to the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot) for a free appraisal on Wednesday, April  15, 2015!  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 the Great Hall.  Please arrive no later than 2:30 PM to register in person.

You may bring up to two items per person for an informal oral identification and evaluation of each antique.  If the piece is too large or fragile to be hand-carried, clear photographs with a description of any marks and labels will be sufficient.  

Past participants have thoroughly enjoyed the appraiser’s comments on what is always an interesting assortment of antiques and collectibles.  ARCO coffee is available while you wait.                                                                  

This session is part of an on-going public education program offered by the St. Louis County Historical Society.  Sponsorship does not imply endorsement of this or any other estate/appraisal service, and museum staff is prohibited by professional ethics from making financial appraisals. 

Call (218) 733-7568 or e-mail for further information.

History in a Pint

Carmody Irish Pub & Brewing

308 E. Superior Street

Duluth, MN  55802

Veterans’ Memorial Hall, a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society, is proud to kick off the “Year of the Servicewoman” with its next event in the local history discussion series “History in a Pint.” The presentation, entitled “Continuing to Serve after Service,” will take place at Carmody Irish Pub & Brewing, and will begin at 6:00 p.m. on March 31, 2015. The event is free and open to the public.

Buffy Moncel, a recently arrived resident of the Twin Ports area, will be our first female veteran to speak at “History in a Pint.” She served nine years and eight months in the U.S. Air Force and will talk about her service in combat and on the home front.  After serving our country for almost 10 years, Buffy still wanted to continue to serve, but in a different way.  She is currently the Team Coordinator for the non-profit veterans' organization, Team Red White and Blue.  She helped to start the Twin Ports field chapter of this organization. She is also helping to create a separate non-profit called ‘Heroes”, which will specifically provide funding for the initiatives of local veterans, law enforcement, fire fighters, and EMTs.  She will discuss the importance of these non-profit groups to veterans and the reasons why they deserve community support.  



We suggest that guests park in the ramp behind and connected to the Sheraton, which is across the street from Carmody’s.

Veterans’ Memorial Hall was established in 1910 and is a joint program of the St. Louis County Historical Society and the military service veterans of northeastern Minnesota, with a mission to gather, preserve, interpret, and promote the rich and diverse human experiences of veterans, their families and communities, through museum, archival and educational programs. Its website,, features more than 6,000 veteran stories.

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