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SLCHS Awarded Minnesota Humanities Center Grant

The St. Louis County Historical Society is pleased to announce it has been chosen as a recipient of a Minnesota Humanities Center grant that will focus on the Minnesota Remembers Vietnam discussion. Duluth is one of six communities around the state that will host events and activities aimed at remembering the war in Vietnam and Southeast Asia through the power of the humanities. The St. Louis County Historical Society will schedule events throughout the county to welcome everyone willing to participate in discussions. The other organizations and communities awarded the grant include Charles Lindbergh House and Museum, Little Falls; HomeFront Resource Center, St. Cloud; Minnesota State Univer

SUCCESS: Native American Heritage Day

This weekend the St. Louis County Historical Society partnered with the 1854 Treaty Authority and the Historic Union Depot Corporation to celebrate Native American Heritage Day. We had around 150 guests come through out event. Fry bread, the exhibit Why Treaties Matter, and children's activities were offered throughout the day. Other sponsors included: MN Indian Affairs Council and Fortune Bay Casino.

13th Annual Veterans Remembrance Dinner

December 7, 2017 Doors open at 5 p.m. Make your reservations by December 4 at 218-733-7586. “Finding Loren: Preserving the Legacy of 1st Lt. Loren E. Hintz” The evening honors 1st Lt. Loren E. Hintz, an aviator in the Italian Campaign who made the ultimate sacrifice just days from victory in Europe {VE Day}. Duluth native Hans Wronka, Lt. Hintz’s grandson, embarked on an epic journey with his family, as well as a team of Italian WWII aviation enthusiasts and archaeologists (Archeologi dell’Aria), to decipher military records, maps, and statements to confidently identify the crash site of Lt. Hintz’s P-47 Thunderbolt. Italian community members and landowners supported an excavation of Lt. Hi

Genealogy Research

In the United States, searching for ancestors is an increasingly popular hobby. Researchers in St. Louis County are no exception, and Society staff are ready to assist with a basic toolkit of resources in Duluth, St. Louis County and the State of Minnesota. The St. Louis County Historical Society also offers periodic seminars entitled Basic Genealogy: How to Create a Working Binder. Check the Society’s Facebook for dates and times. Start your research by using local resources to make the process more manageable, especially since there is an active and growing body of professional and amateur genealogists and genealogical societies in the County. The Toolkit Start your journey at the Kathr

Thank You, Give to the Max Donors!

A sincere thank you to our Give to the Max donors! The cash awards are over until next year, but you may donate anytime during the year at Your donation facilitates the success and growth of the Society and projects, both present and future. Help the Society to continue its mission: “The general nature and purpose of the Society shall be the discovery, preservation and dissemination of knowledge about the history and prehistory of St. Louis County and the State of Minnesota." Thank you in advance for your support!

Why Treaties Matter

The exhibit entitled Why Treaties Matter will be on display November 21-27. To view the poster in a separate window, click exhibit.

Give to the Max Day

GIVE NOW, AND YOUR DONATION QUALIFIES THE SOCIETY FOR DRAWINGS THAT COULD EARN THE SOCIETY ADDITIONAL CASH AWARDS!!! Click GIVE to make your contribution from Nov. 1 - 16. How does your $10 donation, become a $1,000 donation? Your $10 or more on-line donation to the St. Louis County Historical Society made on November 16, 2017 at, qualifies the Society for a $1,000 hourly drawing. Every hour in which St. Louis County Historical Society receives at least one $10 on-line donation through “Give to the Max,” the Society qualifies for that $1,000 hourly drawing, also known as a “Golden Ticket.” You may also donate anytime from Nov

Great Lake Design Gifts

Find a GREAT holiday gift at Great Lake Design! Gary Lundstrom is opening his studio during the holiday season to sell you these gorgeous gift items. Each one is a gift of history that captures the beauty of the area. His studio is located at 4008 Schultz Road, just 15 minutes north of Duluth, Minnesota. Please contact him if you plan to stop by at 218-625-3035 or His products are also available online at You can find Great Lake Design on Facebook at

Basic Genealogy: How to Create a Working Binder

Seating is limited, so please contact the Society at 218.733.7586 or to reserve a place! The St. Louis County Historical Society is hosting a workshop entitled Basic Genealogy: How to Create a Working Binder on Thursday, November 16, from 9:30 AM to noon in the Ruth Maney Room on the ground floor of the Depot. Attendees will learn how to search for, understand and sort through historical and family documents to create an easy-to-read binder. A Toolkit for Beginners - free to attendees - will include local, state and national resource as well as tips for successful genealogy research. The workshop is free and open to the public. Kathleen Cargill is the works

125th Anniversary Celebration of the Duluth Depot!

NOVEMBER 8, 2017, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM [if !supportLineBreakNewLine] FREE TOURS, FREE CAKE, FREE PERFORMANCES, FREE FUN FOR ALL! One hundred and twenty five years ago, 1892, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker is performed for the first time, Ellis Island opens in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, the Gilded Age is fading away as the Progressive Era begins and in downtown Duluth the Northern Pacific Railroad opens its beautiful Union Depot. Today the Duluth Depot is the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center, a celebration of the heart and soul of Arts, Culture and History in our region. The Duluth Depot’s Participating Member Organizations invite the community to celebrate this vibrant 125 year his

Native American Heritage Day

The St. Louis County Historical Society is partnering with the 1854 Treaty Authority and the Historic Union Depot Corporation to bring Native American Heritage Day to the Depot. November is nationally recognized as Native American Heritage Month, so in celebration of the area's rich Ojibwe cultural heritage, the Society and 1854 are offering activities for the whole family. The Minnesota Indian Affairs Council is providing the exhibit Why Treaties Matter, the 1854 Treaty Authority is providing the event with children's activities such as loom beading and basket construction, and the Society, with help from its American Indian Advisory Committee, is offering speakers, fry bread, and has booke

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