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Veterans Memorial Hall and St. Louis County Historical Society Announce $3,000 Donation

Veterans Memorial Hall, a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society, announces receipt of a generous donation from Rotary of Cloquet. A check for $3,000 was presented to John Werner and John Marshall, members of Veterans Memorial Hall Advisory Committee. The check was presented by Julie Rothmeier, president of Strategic Wealth Partners of Cloquet, to be used for general operations. Veterans Memorial Hall was established in 1910 and is a joint program of the St. Louis County Historical Society and the military service veterans of northeastern Minnesota with a mission to gather, preserve, interpret, and promote the rich and diverse human experiences of veterans, their families and com

May 29: Installation Ceremony & Reception Honoring Major Henry A. Courtney, Jr.

Installation Ceremony & Public Reception Honoring Medal of Honor Recipient Major Henry A. Courtney, Jr., United States Marine Corps Reserve Wednesday, May 29, 2019 2:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. Great Hall of the Depot: Program & Reception Veterans Memorial Hall: Installation Veterans Memorial Hall, a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society, announces the homecoming of the Medal of Honor awarded, posthumously, on December 30, 1947, to Duluthian Henry A. Courtney, Jr. Major Courtney’s Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest honor for gallantry above and beyond the call of duty, will be ceremoniously installed on Wednesday, May 29th at 2:00 PM with a program starting in the Great Hall of the

VMH 5K Fun Run/Walk on May 18

Select VMH 5K to view the registration form. Honoring Afghanistan Veterans Veterans Memorial Hall is again sponsoring the VMH 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, May 18. The race begins at 9:00 AM. Join us for the race at The Other Place Bar and Grille, 3930 East Calvary Road in Duluth. Free parking is available for participants across the street in the Voyageur Bus Company lot. This annual event is open to all ages. Runners may register ($25) on-line with a credit card at http://www.tempotickets.com/VMH5KRUN2019. Registration forms are also available at the administrative office of the St. Louis County Historical Society, 506 West Michigan Street, Duluth, Minnesota or by clicking on RUN. Completed

Lunch with the History People on May 16, 2019

When: Thursday, May 16, 2019, from noon to 1 PM Who: Wendy Grethen has presented for St. Louis County Historical Society several times on local history. As a freelance videographer, she produced documentaries entitled Early Days of the West End/Lincoln Park of Duluth and Early Days of Lakeside. She is active in the local community and organizes day trips to various destinations in Minnesota and Wisconsin. What: Wendy will discuss “Historic Sites: Duluth and Beyond.” Her lecture includes buildings, bridges, and locations in Duluth, Superior and other areas of Minnesota that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Go back in time with Wendy to the late 1800s and early 1900s

Employment Opportunity - Administrative Assistant

JOB IS CLOSED. St. Louis County Historical Society seeks applicants for its Administrative Assistant position at 34 hours per week (Monday–Friday) with a starting wage of $14-$15 per hour. Strong writing and organizational skills required. Basic math skills are also necessary. For job description and qualifications, click ADMIN. Resumes accepted through May 12, 2019, at 506 West Michigan Street, Duluth, MN, 55802, or history@thehistorypeople.org. Preference will be given to applications received by the end of day on May 10, 2019. For further information, contact Executive Director JoAnne Coombe at 218.733.7581 or history@thehistorypeople.org.

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