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2017 Annual Report

St. Louis County Historical Society's 2017 Annual Report is now available online. The Society's Annual Reports can be found on our website at

Rootprints Newsletter - Spring 2018

To view the spring 2018 edition of the newsletter, select Rootprints. (Image is from the cover of Rootprints. PHOTO COURTESY TIM SCHANDEL, LAKE SUPERIOR RAILROAD MUSEUM: Kent Rengo, Ken Buehler, Barney Olsen - LSRM Board Member, James Tretheway - Cleveland Cliffs and Brian Murphy - NSSR President on September 21, 2002. Murphy is handing over the F9A #4211 reverser, the keys if you will, to Engineer Rengo after the dedication ceremony.) A subscription to Rootprints is just one of our many membership benefits. If you would like to receive a hard copy by mail, please become a member today. Click on membership for details.

Society's First Annual Report

William E. Culkin (pictured above) was elected the Society's first president in 1922. To read his report entitled THE ACTIVITIES OF THE ST. LOUIS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY summarizing the Society's first year, click on 1922-1923. To discover more about the Society's history, visit our webpage at

96th Annual Meeting of the Members of the Society - Includes the Board of Governors Election and a G

The reception is a members only event. The Annual Meeting is open to the public. Reservations are required for both the reception and the Annual Meeting. Contact Kathleen at 218.733.7586 or Click invitation to view the details in a separate window. Celebrating Collections for Nearly a Century! Tuesday, April 24, 2018 5:00 PM Reception & Gallery Tours 6:00 PM Meeting & Elections 6:30 PM Gallery Tours See new galleries, exhibits & selected artifacts in guided tours. Hear about our plans for the future. Available to Members Only! Lake Superior Ojibwe Gallery – sneak preview of a new museum installation of art and artifacts. Adopt an Object – a new campaign to pre

VMH Oral History Training

Pictured above: Oral Historian Barbara Sommer Are you a good listener and interested in hearing amazing stories from area veterans? Are you interested in thanking those who have served and preserving their stories for generations to come? The St. Louis County Historical Society can use your time and talents. Veterans Memorial Hall, a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society, is looking for volunteers to conduct oral history interviews with area veterans from all military branches and conflicts. Everyone has a story. The Society will host a training session Friday, April 6th in The Depot at 506 W. Michigan St., Duluth, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for those interested in learning proper i

A Salute to Servicewomen Traveling Exhibit Preview

The Society's traveling exhibit entitled A Salute to Servicewomen is currently on display in the Traveling Exhibits Alcove, located just outside the Society's main office doors in the Depot. Traveling Exhibits may be loaned, for a nominal fee, to museums, historical societies, schools and colleges and other organizations. Please contact Kathleen Cargill at or 733.7586 for more information. For a complete list of our traveling exhibits and to view the catalog, go to

Depot Viewing Extended for Erie Mining Company Traveling Exhibit through April 13, 2018

The St. Louis County Historical Society is pleased to announce the opening of a major traveling exhibit about the history of the Erie Mining Company. Designed by Gary Lundstrom, the exhibit is entitled The Promise, The Promise Kept, The Promise Realized, The Promise Renewed: The History of the Erie Mining Company. This large four-bay display is a project milestone, and precedes the design and installation of a larger, fixed exhibit at the Depot slated to open fall 2019. The Erie Mining Company was a pioneer in the taconite industry. A team of its former employees collected oral histories of mining employees, researched and documented company records, and will publish a definitive history o

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