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1918 FIRES COMMUNITY EVENTS AND 1918 EXHIBITS

To view the list of events, select 1918 FIRE. The list was provided by the Carlton County Historical Society. EXHIBIT! OUR PLACE IN TIME: 1918 REVISITED DOUGLAS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 1101 John Ave Superior, WI 54880 Exhibit open through 5/1/2019 FREE ADMISSION This new exhibit which is 1260 sq. ft., tells the story of Douglas County, Wisconsin’s role in the world and at home through what was the year 1918. The exhibit with text and over 60 original artifacts, brings the visitor into WWI with the 32nd Division, the effects of the Spanish Flu epidemic and Superior’s amazing role as a refuge for over 5,000 people escaping the largest forest fire in Minnesota history. Upcoming 1918

SLCHS Internships

We are accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. However, you do not have to be a student to apply. We also welcome recent graduates or professionals who are interested in museum studies. We will be interviewing and selecting internship candidates in mid-September. ​ Visit our Careers & Internships page to learn more. ​ Please direct all questions and completed applications to Charley Langowski.

History in a Pint

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 “Captain Robert Pratt: Bittersweet Appomattox,” will take place at Carmody Irish Pub and Brewing, and will begin at 5:30 pm on Tuesday October 23rd. Jim Pratt of Duluth will tell the story of one of the least known, but most pivotal moments of the Civil War; the Breakthrough at Petersburg. Jim’s great-grandfather, Robert Pratt, along with his CO Charles Gould, were instrumental in the breaking of the Siege of Petersburg, hastening the conclusion of the war ten days later at Appomattox. The event is free a

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