Events at the St. Louis County Historical Society
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Archaeology Week

1 PM on Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Speaker Lee Johnson. Forest Archaeologist for Superior National Forest

FREE event admission



When: Thursday, September 15, 2016, from noon – 1 PM


Who: Dr. Linda LeGarde Grover a is a professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota – Duluth and a member of the Bois Forte Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe (Ojibwe).  She is a regular columnist for the Duluth Budgeteer News and a published researcher and writer.  The Dance Boots, her short fiction collection, received the Flannery O'Connor Award and the Janet Heidinger Kafka prize.  Her novel The Road Back to Sweetgrass won the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers 2015 fiction award and the Red Mountain Editor’s Award. 


What: Linda’s presentation “The Sky Watched: Ojibwe Historical Narratives of Northeastern Minnesota” is based on her newest book of poetry entitled The Sky Watched: Poems of Ojibwe Lives, winner of the Red Mountain Editor’s Award.  Her lecture connects these oral history poems with paintings and photographs of the local Ojibwe.  It also ties into the Lake Superior Ojibwe Gallery, including the Eastman Johnson collection.  Guests will be invited to tour the Ojibwe Gallery after the presentation.  


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



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.

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.


Antique Appraisal 

Bring your antique/collectible item to the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot) for a free appraisal on Wednesday, September 21 ,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 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.

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