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Lunch with the History People

When: Thursday, October 19, 2017, from noon – 1 PM Who: Since 1998, Michael Socha, Jr. has been a non-denominational pastor in Virginia, Minnesota. Currently, he works as an airline reservationist. Mike spent eight years writing the book, Vera, which is a compilation of stories from the life of Vera Socha, his mother. What: Mike will discuss Vera: A Gripping True Story of Amazing Perseverance and Love. Vera Socha was born in the Southern Ukraine in 1926. During World War II, when Vera was only 16 years old, she was forced to leave her family and work in Germany under dire conditions. In 1951, she immigrated to Duluth. Vera raised seven children and became certified as an artist with the M

Publications for Sale

Published by St. Louis County Historical Society A County Built on Iron – Beck:$20.00 Eastman Johnson’s Lake Superior Indians - Condon:$10.00 Invincible – Cochran:$20.00 *Loggers of the 80s/Your Friends and Mine - Hagman:FREE *Recollections: An Informal History of the Alborn Area - Moran:FREE We’re Standing on Iron - Skillings:$5.00 Other Publication Available It’s Gone, Did You Notice? A History of the Mesabi Range Village of Franklin, Minnesota - Milkovich:$8.00 Please contact Kathleen Cargill at 218-733-7586 or e-mail if you would like to reserve a copy of any of these publications for pick up. *While supplies last.

Society Employees visit the Pioneer Mine

This last Thursday and Friday, Society employees Samantha Tubbs and Charley Langowski made a site visit to the Pioneer Mine in Ely, Minnesota. The two day trip consisted of Society employees becoming familiar with the mine and its volunteers. It also included a quick introduction to the Arts and Heritage Center. From there, Sam and Charley created a starter kit for the museum portion of the mine as well as made recommendations for funding, preservation projects, collections care and management, community involvement, and so on. If you are ever in Ely, Minnesota during the Pioneer Mine’s open season (summer, early fall)—it is strongly suggested that you stop by and meet these wonderful, and k

AMERICAN PICKERS to Film in Minnesota!

Click PICK to view the flyer. Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Minnesota! They plan to film episodes of the hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout the region in October 2017! AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on History. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them. As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, Mike and Frank are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics. Along the way, the

USS Duluth LPD-6 Reunion Week

Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed Sept. 6-10 USS Duluth LPD-6 Reunion Week in the state of Minnesota. To view the proclamation as a PDF file, click here.

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