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Lunch with the History People

When: Thursday, June 21, 2018, from noon – 1 PM Who: Robert C. Pearson grew up on the Iron Range. He is an attorney with Johnson, Killen & Seiler specializing in business law, financial transactions and estate planning with offices in both Duluth and Lake Vermilion - Tower. Bob has served on the Duluth Airport Authority Board of Directors as both a director and the president. Recently, he authored a book about the Vermilion Club with the assistance of Stephen M. Hennessy. What: Bob will preview his book entitled The Life and Times of the Vermilion Club and discuss how he came to write it. Discover how this social and fishing club was developed back in 1890. Hear captivating stories and

May 26: Minnesota Remembers Vietnam Event at American Legion Post #71

RSVP AT 218-733-7586. The St. Louis County Historical Society is inviting veterans, especially Vietnam veterans, to share in a meal and conversation. The Society received a grant through the Minnesota Humanities Center for focused programming on Vietnam veterans and those the war affected. The programming is centered on the PBS documentary “The Vietnam War” by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Join us on May 26 from 5-7 p.m. at the American Legion Post #71, 5814 Grand Avenue, Duluth, Minnesota. For more information, see our listing with additional dates. The evening is free, but RSVPs are required to plan the meals. To reserve your spot, contact the Society at 218-733-7586.

Marine Corps Painting on Temporary Display at The Depot

Veterans Memorial Hall, a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society, will unveil Minnesota artist Charles Kapsner's Marine Corps tribute painting at the Duluth Depot. The temporary exhibition is an 8 foot by 10 foot oil painting and will include appearances by the artist. The painting will be displayed from May 17 to May 22, and Kapsner will be just outside Veterans Memorial Hall from 9am to 5pm. This is the fourth in a series of five paintings honoring the women and men of each military branch. Regional in location, but national in scope, the paintings uniquely portray the stories, faces, and sacrifices of our nation’s servicewomen and men. Kapsner’s paintings are larger than lif

Volunteers Needed Now for the Lake Superior Ojibwe Gallery

Click APPLY for an application. The St. Louis County Historical Society is seeking volunteer gallery attendants for its Lake Superior Ojibwe Gallery. This is a great opportunity for lovers of art, history, and culture. The Ojibwe Gallery features the work of nationally recognized 19th century painter Eastman Johnson, whose paintings and drawings, notable for their realism and attention to detail, are on display. The Society’s collection includes 37 works produced by Johnson during his two year stay in the areas now known as Duluth, Superior, and Grand Portage. An equally important component of the Gallery is the selection of American Indian, primarily Ojibwe, artifacts from the Society’s co

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