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November 15, 2019

Pictured above:

Ely S. Parker, 1860–65

At the surrender at Appomattox in 1865, Ely S. Parker (Seneca, 1828–1895) was the highest ranking American Indian in the Union Army, a lieutenant colonel. As General Ulysses S. Grant’s secretary, he drafted the terms of surrender. G...

August 7, 2019

Veterans Memorial Hall, a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society, will unveil Minnesota artist Charles Kapsner's Air Force tribute painting on August 22nd at the Duluth Depot. The painting will be on display through August 26th just outside Veterans Memoria...

July 2, 2019


Over 70 large scale paintings by Hibbing area resident John Michael Cook depict the effect of Lake Superior on the artist as he experienced architecture and landscapes that are uniquely Duluth.  Cook’s style is realistic and awe i...

May 29, 2019

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


April 9, 2019

Our 2018 Annual Report is now on our Official Documents webpage.

To view it directly in a new window, click 2018.

March 4, 2019

The Duluth Depot is excited to announce the opening of Toys: The Inside Story in the Depot’s Great Hall on Thursday, March 7, 2019. 

If your parents never let you break open your Etch A Sketch to find out how it works, or if you’ve been wondering how to stop your t...

February 22, 2019

UPDATE: For the latest news, read the article "War hero’s medal approved for loan to Duluth" by Brady Slater.

The Star Tribune article “Minnesota Family Pleads with Foundation to Return a Fallen Uncle's Medal of Honor” by Jennifer Brooks shares the story of the battle t...

December 7, 2018

The Society's traveling exhibit entitled Never Forgotten: The Man Behind the Medal is currently on display in the Traveling Exhibits Alcove, located just outside the Society's main office doors in the Depot.

This exhibit describes Duluthian Major Henry A. Courtney’s bri...

December 3, 2018

To view the St. Louis County Historical Society's educational guide for the Lake  Superior Ojibwe Gallery, please select LSOG.

To learn more about our gallery, visit our exhibits page.

November 7, 2018

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...

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