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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, February 17, 2016!  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 rotundaPlease 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

6 PM on Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Carmody Irish Pub & Brewing
308 East Superior Street
Duluth, MN

Veterans’ Memorial Hall, a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society, announces the next in its local history discussion series, “History in a Pint.” The presentation will take place at Carmody Irish Pub & Brewing and will begin at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, February 23. The event is free.

This “History in a Pint” takes place during the week of the 25th anniversary of the ground war of Desert Storm.  Gulf War veteran John Marshall will discuss his experiences during the conflict.  According to his biography at, John W. Marshall of Duluth, Minnesota enlisted in the Army Dec. 26, 1988. When the Persian Gulf War began his unit, the First Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, Second Armored Division, was sent to the Middle East, where it was involved in the ground offensive against Iraq. On Feb. 27, 1991, only 18 hours before the cease-fire, two Bradley Fighting Vehicles became separated from others in the unit. Shortly after capturing Iraqi soldiers, the U.S. troops, including Marshall, came under "friendly fire" because of a mistaken identity. Marshall and two other members of his unit were wounded and one was killed. Marshall, who won the Purple Heart, received a medical discharge later in 1991. John has a compelling story of war and its after effects.

So come have some great local beer and hear some great personal, military history.


Veterans’ Memorial Hall was established in 1910 and is a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society. It is the mission of Veterans’ Memorial Hall to preserve and collect veterans’ stories and artifacts and to educate the general public about the history of veterans from northeastern Minnesota. Its website,, features more than 6,000 veteran stories.

Contact:  Dave Boe at 218-733-7500 or  for further information.

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