ABOUT US

Since its inception in 1922, the St. Louis County Historical Society has sought to discover,  preserve, and disseminate knowledge about the history, and prehistory, of St. Louis County as well as the state of Minnesota.

In addition to collecting and preserving objects of material culture and historical research material, the Society maintains and operates a museum as well as materially participates in the collections and operations of a historical research center adequate to serve the region encompassing St. Louis County and northeastern Minnesota.

506 WEST MICHIGAN STREET, DULUTH, MINNESOTA 55802

CANCELLED FOR JULY 2020

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Bring your antique/collectible item(s) to the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot) for a free appraisal!

The St. Louis County Historical Society has arranged for Denny Mager of Northern Specialty, an expert in antique appraisal, to be at your service from noon until 3 PM in the rotunda.

Please arrive before 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 a...

As mentioned in our Archives section, the UMD's Kathryn A. Martin Library houses the majority of our archival collections under Archives and Special Collections.  While our archival collections and the Kathryn A. Martin Library are excellent resources, we found it prudent to include additional institutions that may aid in your research. The following is a starting point in finding what you need to supplement your study.

Local Interpretive Groups

Minnesota Historical Society (MHS)

Duluth Preservatio...

June 15, 2020 marked 100 years since the lynching of Elias Clayton, Isaac McGhie, Elmer Jackson. Follow links on resource list working to unpack the environment that lead to the horrific deaths of Clayton, Jackson, and McGhie and its lasting community impacts.

"On the evening of June 15, 1920, three black men, wrongly accused of raping a white woman, were abducted from the Duluth, MN, City Jail. A mob numbering between five and ten thousand people savagely beat and tortured these three young blac...

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AFFILIATES

The St. Louis County Historical Society currently has six affiliate organizations. These organizations are the Ely-Winton Historical Society, Hibbing Historical Society & Museum, the Minnesota Museum of Mining, Sisu Heritage Inc., the Tower-Soudan Historical Society, and the Virginia Area Historical Society.

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