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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

Date: November 23, 2019
Time: 11:00am to 3:00pm
Location: St. Louis County Depot
Event Pricing: Free and open to the public

Native American Heritage Day will include a drum circle, cultural speaker(s), and traditional foods. Children's activities will be provided by 1854 Treaty Authority.

Also view the exhibit entitled Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces.

Per Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces was produced by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the America...

Pictured above:

Ely S. Parker, 1860–65

At the surrender at Appomattox in 1865, Ely S. Parker (Seneca, 1828–1895) was the highest ranking American Indian in the Union Army, a lieutenant colonel. As General Ulysses S. Grant’s secretary, he drafted the terms of surrender. General Lee, noticing that Parker was an American Indian, remarked, “I am glad to see one real American here.”Parker later recalled, “I shook his hand and said, ‘We are all Americans.’”

Photo by Mathew Brady. National Archives and Re...

Last Antique Appraisal in 2019!!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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 Great Hall.

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 ev...

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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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