Events at the St. Louis County Historical Society
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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 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 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.


August 18, 2016, from noon – 1 PM

Dr. Nicole Mary Kelby will discuss “A Reckless Heart in the World: Mark Twain in Minnesota.”

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


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.         

Watch for more details to come!

The July 21, 2016,  “Lunch with the History People” presentation by Anthony Bush on “Work or Fight: The 1918 Duluth-Mesaba League & How the Great War Brought Great Baseball to the Twin Ports & the Range”  has been rescheduled for November 17, 2016.

Albert Woolson Remembrance Dinner

Ticket Price $20

August 2, 2016

4 PM - Rededication Ceremony of the Albert Woolson Statue


5 PM - Social Hour


6 PM - Dinner by Kurtz Catering


7 PM - Program with Ken Buehler, Executive Director of the Lake Superior Railroad Museum and of Historic Union Depot Corporation

St. Louis County Historical Society and its Veterans’ Memorial Hall Program, in collaboration with the Lake Superior Railroad Museum and the David Wisted American Legion Post 28, commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the passing of Albert Woolson, the last surviving Union soldier, with a dinner in his honor, along with the Lincoln Funeral Car exhibit, a Civil War artifact exhibit and a flat-panel exhibit on the life of Albert Woolson on August 2, 2016.


Woolson was the last surviving Civil War soldier, who was a citizen of Duluth for much of the later part of his life after serving in the Union Army. 


The event will begin outside the building at 4:00 with a ceremony of rededication of the Woolson statue near the entrance.  Civil War re-enactors will be present. 

A social hour at 5:00 follows with opportunity to tour – free - the Lincoln Funeral Car exhibit in the Railroad Museum, along with the newly created Albert Woolson exhibit and Civil War artifact exhibit.  Veterans’ Memorial Hall’s long-term exhibit, Generations of Service, will also be open to dinner guests.


The buffet dinner will be served at 6:00 by Kurtz Catering.


A presentation on Albert Woolson by Ken Buehler, Executive Director of the Lake Superior Railroad Museum and of Historic Union Depot Corporation, will begin at 7:00.


To reserve tickets ($20) and for further information please contact St. Louis County Historical Society staff at 218-733-7586.


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