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GiveAtHomeMN Fundraiser

Please consider making a donation to St. Louis County Historical Society during this new giving campaign: https://www.givemn.org/organization/St-Louis-County-Historical-Society. You can give to our General Operations or choose to designate your money to one of the following: Collections Accessibility Initiative, Erie Mining Co. Project, Veterans Memorial Hall Program or American Indian Program. GiveMN and Mightycause have decreased their fees, so a larger portion of your donation will go directly to the Society. Non-profit organizations receiving donations from May 1-8 qualify for prize drawings: $250 hourly drawings and $2500 daily drawings Checkout our Facebook page as we continue to sh

Preserving COVID-19 Experiences, Photos and Archives for Future Generations

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages, the St. Louis County Historical Society is committed to saving today’s history for tomorrow’s generations. “A year from now, are we going to remember what it felt like to be afraid of touching door handles or grocery store carts?” asked Charley Langowski, the SLCHS curator. “We must save the stories of how our lives changed and how we adapted. Future generations will want to know.” The historical society is encouraging people to think about how COVID-19 has directly affected their lives and what artifacts will help tell their story. Possible artifacts include diaries, mask patterns, recipes for homemade hand sanitizers, distance-learning lesson plans, social d

Canceled - VMH 5K Fun Run/Walk

Veterans Memorial Hall is canceling the VMH 5K Fun Run/Walk scheduled for Saturday, May 16, due to the COVID-19 crisis. If conditions in the community should improve allowing the event to be held safely, we may reschedule the VMH 5K Fun Run/Walk for autumn of 2020. Registration fees are nonrefundable but will be valid and applied should the race be rescheduled. Please direct questions to John Werner, Veterans Memorial Hall Advisory Committee Member at wernercsm@gmail.com. Veterans Memorial Hall was established in 1910 and is a joint program between the St. Louis County Historical Society and military service veterans of northeastern Minnesota. Its mission is to gather, preserve, interpret an

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