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Thank You to All Give to the Max Day Donors

THANKS!!! Thank you sincerely to our Give to the Max Day donors. If you missed Give to the Max Day, you can still make your annual contribution at


11 AM - 3 PM ON NOVEMBER 24, 2018 The St. Louis County Historical Society, in partnership with the Depot Foundation, the 1854 Treaty Authority, Bois Forte Tribal Council, and the Historic Union Depot Corporation, presents Native American Heritage Day. November is nationally recognized as Native American Heritage Month and this event will seek to celebrate local Ojibwe history, art, and culture. The event will include food by B&B Market, light refreshments, music by Burntside Lake, children’s activities, as well as artwork by Carl Gawboy. The Lake Superior Ojibwe Gallery will also be unveiling its ‘Storyteller’s Corner’ which showcases a museum-safe, yet realistic, wigwam as an interactive ex

November 12: Installation of Medal of Honor for Major Henry A. Courtney

The St. Louis County Historical Society and its Veterans Memorial Hall Program invites the public to the formal installation of the country’s highest military award, the Medal of Honor awarded posthumously to Major Henry A. Courtney, Jr. United States Marine Corps, by former President Harry S. Truman. The original Medal of Honor is housed with Freedoms Foundation (Pennsylvania). Though unsuccessful in borrowing the original Medal of Honor, Society staff was successful in acquiring a replica to be displayed with honor in the VMH Gallery. Major Courtney “…by his astute military acumen, indomitable leadership and decisive action in the face of overwhelming odds, had contributed essentially to


Please join us on November 15, 2018, for Give to the Max Day. On November 15, every gift made on will be entered into prize drawings for GiveMN Golden Tickets, which will be awarded as often as every 10 minutes. Your gift of $10 or more could actually generate an extra $500, $1,000 or even $10,000 for St. Louis County Historical Society! Donations may be scheduled ahead time from November 1 – 14. Make your Give to the Max Day contribution to St. Louis County Historical Society at Learn more about the 2018 prizes at Your donation facilitates the success and growth of th

Veterans Remembrance Dinner Dedicated to the History of Armor in the U. S. Army

The St. Louis County Historical Society and its Veterans Memorial Hall program invites the public to the 14th Annual Veterans Remembrance Dinner on Thursday, December 6, 2018. The theme for this year’s event is The Evolution of Armor in the United States Army. Our keynote speaker is Brig. General (Bvt) Ronald L. Hein (Ret) who will speak about the development of tanks in the United States Army from World War I to the present. World War II was the turning point in understanding the value of the tank on the battlefield. Hein was commissioned as an Armor Officer and served in all levels of command from tank platoon to an Infantry Brigade. He served for thirty-seven years in the Minnesota Arm

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