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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, August 16, 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 Great HallPlease 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.

“Lunch with the History People”

When: Thursday, August 17, 2017, from noon – 1 PM


Who: Chad W. Scott, co-owner and President of AMI Consulting Engineers, served eight years in the United States Marine Corps.  He was stationed at the U.S. Space Command for four years.  In addition to a degree in civil engineering, Chad received his certification as a Deep Sea Hard Hat Diver.  During his career, he has inspected and assessed thousands of structures both above water and underwater.  He has worked with both new structures and the restoration of old structures.  


What: Chad will explore the Historical Development of Duluth’s Waterfront Structures.  According to Chad, “The history of Duluth’s waterfront development is not well known by most people who work in and visit our beautiful Duluth port.  This presentation will take us through the historical development of Duluth Port and Harbor waterfront structures and explain why the development of these structures was so important to the success of Duluth’s waterfront.”  His lecture includes images of the harbor development, original maps and as-built documents, along with a small display of items from some of his previous investigations.


Where: The event will be held in the Ruth Maney Room on the first floor of the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot), at 506 West Michigan Street, Duluth, Minnesota. 


There will be limited theater-style seating (no tables), but feel free to bring your own bag lunch.  Seating is first-come, first-served (no reservations).  Admittance to this event is free to the public.  ARCO coffee is provided.


For more information contact Julie Bolos at 218-733-7568 or


During any presentation, the views and findings expressed are solely that of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect the position or opinion of the St. Louis County Historical Society, its board or staff.


Upcoming 2017 Presentations

Ruth Maney Room

Noon – 1 PM

Free, seating: first-come, first-served

September 21, 2017, Kristi Beaver of Safe Haven: The History of the Domestic Violence Movement in Duluth”

October 19, 2017, Michael Socha, Jr.: Vera

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