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Article on SLCHS Featured in 1854 Treaty Authority Newsletter

To view the newsletter, click on 1854 Treaty Authority. The St. Louis County Historical Society is featured on the front page of the 1854 Treaty Authority newsletter in an article written by Michele Hakala-Beeksma, which highlights the partnership with SLCHS and the 1854 Treaty Authority. Michele Hakala-Beeksma is the Vice-President of the St. Louis County Historical Society’s Board of Governors and a member of the Society’s American Indian Advisory Committee. For the past sixteen years, she has worked for the 1854 Treaty Authority. Michele is also a member of the Grand Portage Band of Chippewa. To learn more about the 1854 Treaty Authority, visit their website at http://www.1854treatyauth

Summer 2018 Edition of Rootprints

Photo from cover page: Babe Ruth autographed baseball for Bobby Barrett, 1926, and donated to the St. Louis County Historical Society, 2018. Click on Summer 2018 Edition to view this issue of Rootprints. If you would like to receive a hard copy by mail, please become a Society member. Click on membership for details.

Lunch with the History People

When: Thursday, September 20, 2018, from noon – 1 PM Who: Elizabeth Dorsey Hatle teaches history at a high school in Minneapolis. She authored “The Ku Klux Klan in Minnesota,” a book published by The History Press. In addition, her writings have been published by the Minnesota History Magazine, Minnesota Women’s Press, City Pages, Star Tribune, Good Housekeeping and several other publications. What: Elizabeth will discuss The Ku Klux Klan in Minnesota. In the 1920s, the KKK established 51 chapters throughout the state of Minnesota from the Iron Range to Rochester. Their members were often well-known in the community. Similar to the nationally publicized Klan events, the Minnesota Klan m

Tower-Soudan Historical Society's Annual Meeting

The information below was provided by TSHS. Get “FIRED UP” about Tower’s Historic Fire Hall!! The annual dinner meeting of the Society will be held at the Tower Civic Center on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Social time starts at 5:00 PM; silent auction items will be available for bid. Our presentation and guest speakers starting at 5:30. This year’s meeting will focus on Tower’s historic fire hall, which the Society purchased in 2015. Tower’s fire hall is the oldest historic public building north of Duluth! The theme of this year’s meeting, which is free and open to the public, is “Historic Fire Hall Restoration, Our History and our Future”. There will be a power point tour of the fir

History in a Half-Pint

Veterans Memorial Hall and St. Louis County Historical Society are sponsoring History in a Half-Pint at the Depot’s Zelda Theatre on August 18th & 19th at 10am Veterans Memorial Hall, a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society, announces its next event in the local history discussion series, “History in a Half-Pint.” The presenter will be Abraham Lincoln and he will be speaking about “The Gettysburg Address.” It will take place in the Zelda Theatre in the Railway Museum at The Depot, and will begin at 10:00 am on both Saturday & Sunday August 18th and 19th. The event is free and open to the school aged children and their teacher, parent, or chaperone. Please RSVP by contacting Ja

Lincoln Farewell Tour – This Weekend at the Depot!

Following two successful years on display at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum in the Depot in downtown Duluth, the Lincoln Funeral Car is leaving. A final chance to see this incredible exhibit will be Saturday and Sunday August 18th and 19th. The St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center, the Depot, is hosting the Lincoln Farewell Tour. See the only authentic replica of the train car that was the pallbearer for our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. The Railroad Museum, St. Louis County Historical Society and Veterans Memorial Hall are collaborating to expand the experience of touring the car over its final weekend in Duluth. Saturday & Sunday 9AM – 4PM (Depot open until 6PM) Fritz Klein fro

History in a Pint - August 21

Veterans Memorial Hall, a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society, announces its next event in the local history discussion series “History in a Pint.” The presentation entitled “The U.S. Navy’s Involvement in the Vietnam War,” will take place at Carmody Irish Pub and Brewing, and will begin at 5:30 pm on Tuesday August 21st. This presentation will focus on one of the least known chapters of the Vietnam War – the story of the Navy as told through the lens of Dwight “Deac” Nelson. The event is free and open to the public. We advise guests to park in the parking ramp behind and connected to the Sheraton, which is across the street from Carmody’s. Veterans Memorial Hall was establis

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