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Depot After Dark:  Flashlight Tours Presented by the St. Louis County Historical Society


March 13 & 14

The St. Louis County Historical Society is now giving tours in a new light, a flashlight to be exact. The guided tours will lead visitors through the historic and, some would allege, haunted Depot.

The first tour of the evening starts at 8:45 p.m. and the last tour starts at 10:15 p.m.  Each 45 minute tour starts and ends in the Great Hall of the Depot building.  Tickets are $15 for general admission and $12 for students with valid ID presented at the door. There will be a cash bar to partake in liquid spirits while tour guides share personal stories of spirits, before and after tours.  For more information call 218-733-7500.

Over 120 years ago the Depot saw thousands of immigrants arrive, seeking a new life in the boomtown of Duluth or the mines and forests of Northern St. Louis County.  Join us in following in the footsteps of these first immigrants to St. Louis County, to see the Depot through their eyes.  Today we now have thousands and thousands of artifacts on display and housed within the confines of this historic building.  We’ll tell you their stories and the stories of the people that owned them, that is if you’re not afraid of the dark.     

Come to the Depot on Friday the 13th and enjoy a night of history, mystery and intrigue as you walk where thousands walked before.  See the Depot in a new light and let the stories grounded in historical fact come to life as the stories of unexplained ghostly visitors are detailed by trained tour guides. 

Depot after Dark is produced by the St. Louis County Historical Society in cooperation with the Historic Union Depot Corporation.  The tour is not intended for children.

Antique Appraisal


Bring your antique/collectible item to the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot) for a free appraisal on Wednesday, March 18, 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.

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