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.

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The St. Louis County Historical Society is excited to announce the Mike Colalillo Medal of Honor Scholarship is now accepting applications! This year we have extended the opportunity to high school seniors as well as college students. 


Mr. Colalillo was the last known surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient in the State of Minnesota. He was born and raised in St. Louis County, and he dropped out of school when his mother died so he could help support the family. Following the war, Mr. Co...

CANCELLED FOR 2020

This event has been cancelled due to COVID-19. 

Check back for updates.

Third Wednesdays of the Month

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...

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...

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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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